WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the passage today by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee of legislation updating the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton: "NAB applauds the Committee for advancing this important legislation modernizing America's public alert warning system. Radio and television broadcasters play a crucial role as 'first informers,' ...Read More
The MBA is proud to congratulate 14 member stations that won regional Edward R. Murrow Awards presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association. Regional winners automatically advance to the national competition. National winners will be announced in June. The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Click here for a list of Region 5 winners. ...Read More
The NAB Crystal Radio Awards recognize stations for their year-round commitment to community service.  Since its inception in 1987, radio stations all across America have been honored for their dedication to providing responsive, individual service to the cities, counties and towns they serve.  Ten stations that represent the very best in radio are chosen to receive Crystals.  We are proud to say that one of our members, KTTS-FM in Springfield is ...Read More
  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Committee on Civic Education is seeking applicants for The Constitution Project, a statewide competition for high school students that will be held during the fall 2015 semester and will culminate with championship rounds in Jefferson City.   The Constitution Project gives students a mock crime scene to investigate, report about and eventually try in a mock trial, all under the ...Read More
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The 2015 MBA Convention will take place at Tan-Tar-A Resort/Lake of the Ozarks on June 5th and 6th. Friday and…
The mantra of the NAB Small Market Television Exchange (SMTE) is "win" and is expressed throughout the program in its…
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NAB SmartBrief shared this Billboard article:  Pandora must pay a performance royalty of 2.5% of its revenue to BMI for its blanket music license, U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton has ruled. The new rate is 42% higher than Pandora's previous rate of 1.75%, but lower than the 3.825% benchmark BMI cited in its filing. Pandora plans to petition for the finding to be reviewed by a federal appeals court. ...Read More
From NAB SmartBrief:  Bipartisan legislation that would allow joint sales agreements established before March 31, 2014, to remain in place would stabilize stations and their local news offerings, Federal Communications Commission member Ajit Pai said. "From enabling a television station in Wichita, Kan., to broadcast the only Spanish-language news in the state to allowing broadcasters in Joplin, Mo., to invest in Doppler radar technology that saved lives during a 2011 tornado, ...Read More
Gregg Skall recently had an article posted on regarding the rules and regulations regarding the use of music in a client's radio commercial. Periodically, the question invariably comes in: Can we use our station's music library to produce commercials for a good client? Many seem to think that their existing ASCAP, BMI or SESAC agreements allow them to use the music they cover for any purpose, whether it be to perform it ...Read More
For those of you interested, the FCC just released a Public Notice announcing its rulemaking to implement the part of the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 dealing with market modifications.  This is the issue that is driven mostly by folks complaining to their congressional representative that the local stations they get on satellite don’t carry their favorite in-state sports team because the bulk of the DMA is on the other ...Read More
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