The Think F1rst campaign is designed to raise awareness about the First Amendment, and the five freedoms it grants to every American citizen. According to the 2017 Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey, 37% of Americans do not know what freedoms this amendment guarantees. These are your freedoms: Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Peaceably Assembly and the Freedom to Petition the Government. The government cannot take ...Read More
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Broadcasters who may not have met last week’s July 3 deadline for filing their ETRS Form One for the upcoming nationwide National Periodic Test of the emergency alert system are still able to file late, though the FCC’s ETRS team said in an email correspondence that any late filings “should be done right away.” All EAS participants are required to renew their identifying information annually via the ETRS Form One, ...Read More
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Upcoming Events
  1. Fall 2019 MBA Roadshow – St. Louis

    September 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Fall 2019 MBA Roadshow – Cape Girardeau

    October 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Fall 2019 MBA Roadshow – Springfield

    October 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Fall 2019 MBA Roadshow – Columbia

    October 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Fall 2019 MBA Roadshow – Kansas City

    October 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  6. 2020 MBA Convention and Awards Banquet

    June 5, 2020 - June 6, 2020
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Jefferson City, Missouri, July 2, 2018 - The Missouri Broadcasters Association (MBA) is pleased with the June 28th decision of Federal Judge Douglas Harpool, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, finding that two Missouri regulations and one statute were unconstitutional under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, because they prohibited or inhibited truthful advertising. The decision means that the portions of three Missouri ...Read More
To assist journalists and help them even better cover the court system and law-related matters, The Missouri Press-Bar Commission has updated its popular resource - The News Reporter’s Handbook on Law and the Courts.   The most recent edition of the handbook is now available free for download and serves as a guide to reporting on criminal, civil and juvenile cases, as well as libel, the Sunshine Law, locating sources of information and ...Read More
(Jefferson City)—They were the voices in the morning who told us the overnight news, the morning weather, and the sports scores. They entertained us and informed us throughout the day and into the night. They have been the unseen companions of Missourians for almost a century. The State Historical Society of Missouri has catalogued and archived hundreds of recordings gathered by The Missouri Broadcasters Association under the auspices of the ...Read More