America's broadcast radio and TV stations are the pulse of our communities - delivering critical news and information, weather and emergency updates and entertainment that connect and inspire us. Now more than ever, what you do for your communities is vital. In the past six months our country has been devastated by a global pandemic, civil unrest has reached a fever pitch, hurricanes and wildfires have ravaged communities and we've ...Read More
Nashville, TN (August 24, 2020) – SESAC and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) are pleased to announce a new license agreement that sets the rates payable by the majority of America’s commercial terrestrial radio stations to publicly perform works in the SESAC repertory, effective Jan. 1 2019 through Dec. 31, 2022. The RMLC represents the vast majority of the nation’s radio stations, and SESAC represents more than 1 million ...Read More
Bridges leads Sunshine Coalition     COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri Sunshine Coalition has welcomed three new board members and chosen officers for 2020-2021, including new board president Amos Bridges, editor of the Springfield News-Leader.     The actions were taken during an annual meeting conducted via Zoom due to the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.      Bridges, who joined the coalition board last year, is a 16-year veteran of the News-Leader. He was appointed editor in ...Read More
From the desk of Gregg Skall The new FCC License Renewal round is underway and Missouri radio stations must file applications to renew their licenses by October 1, 2020. Typically, the first step in that process would be the airing of pre-filing announcements for two months prior to the filing of your renewal application, beginning August 1. However, the FCC recently amended the rule to eliminate the pre-filing announcement and ...Read More
Question 1: Do you run programming from any national or statewide unwired network? Question 2: Does your network run political advertising? If you answered YES, you have work to do! Your station is subject to the very same FCC political rules that would apply as if you sold the advertising yourself.  Special issues arise when a station runs network fed political advertising from legally qualified candidates or third party political ...Read More
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    January 27, 2021 - January 28, 2021
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    June 11, 2021 - June 12, 2021
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Update 5/28/2020 Several Missouri rules restricting alcohol advertising were found to be unconstitutional by a federal District Court in June of 2018.  That decision was affirmed by the Eighth Circuit federal court of appeals in January of this year, and the state has since reimbursed the Missouri Broadcasters Association for its legal fees in fighting the unconstitutional rules.  Accordingly, the MBA has fully prevailed in this nine-year battle on behalf ...Read More
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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
The Missouri Press-Bar Commission has produced three videos to help prepare journalists with camera coverage of Missouri courts.  You can find these videos our YouTube channel, through the links below.  MBA invites all Missouri broadcasters to check out this fantastic information.  In particular, we suggest that any reporters or photographers planning to conduct camera coverage of the courts review these videos in advance.   The first video describes the basics ...Read More