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Jefferson City, Missouri, January 22, 2020 - Broadcasters Don Hicks, Betsey Bruce and Jim Bohannon will be inducted into the Missouri Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 6 at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.  The induction ceremony will be part of the 2020 Awards Banquet at the MBA annual convention.   Don Hicks was the President/CEO of the MBA from April 1994 through December 2012 ...Read More
Jefferson City, Missouri, January 8, 2020 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit today unanimously affirmed the MBA’s 2018 trial court victory in its legal challenge to three Missouri laws that restricted alcohol advertising.  The decision by the three-judge panel was unanimous, holding that all three of the state laws in issue were unconstitutional, as MBA has contended for many years. The trial court decision in June ...Read More
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Update:  On Thursday, September 26, 2019, the Missouri Broadcasters participated  in oral arguments before the 8th Circuit Federal Appeals Court in St. Louis. The state of Missouri had appealed the June 2018 ruling from U.S. District Court.  The MBA now awaits the Appeals Court decision.  In the meantime, the ruling that enjoined the state from enforcing the regulations and statute is still in place! Jefferson City, Missouri, July 2, 2018 ...Read More
Make Certain Your Online Public File is in Tip-Top Shape By Gregg P. Skall Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP   We are now well over a year since ALL broadcasters, including radio, have had to transition to a fully functional FCC online public file.  A year earlier, the online public file rules became effective for larger commercial radio stations in the top 50 Neilson markets with 5 or more ...Read More
Missouri Press Bar produced two videos on the laws and regulations surrounding the press inside courtrooms, specifically with cameras and recording equipment. We have uploaded both of these videos to our YouTube channel, and invite all Missouri broadcasters to check out this fantastic information. The first video offers a quick primer on what the law actually says, while the second video presents the matter from the perspective of judges. [wpdevart_youtube]oZVCK3QmQ5w[/wpdevart_youtube] ...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