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From CommLawCenter: The FCC released an Order on November 15th waiving, at least for this year, the requirement that full power, Class A and low power television stations file what has traditionally been known as a Form 317 report by December 1. More formally known as the DTV Ancillary/Supplementary Services Report, and due each December 1 for the past two decades, the reports are now actually filed on Form 2100, ...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
From the ACLU: ST. LOUIS -- On Wednesday, November 15th, a federal judge ruled the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department must immediately adopt protocols to protect the constitutional rights of those observing, recording or participating in protest activity. “This court decision is a win for the people of St. Louis and for the First Amendment,” said Tony Rothert, legal director, ACLU of Missouri. “By requiring police to adopt these common-sense ...Read More
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Supreme Court of Missouri has recognized the winners of the 2017 statewide finals of Missouri’s Constitution Project, an intensive, experiential competition in which high school students gain experience in the fields of journalism, crime scene investigation and trial advocacy. Individuals from twelve schools earned awards in this statewide competition, now in its fifth year, that is sponsored by the Court’s civic education committee. “I am ...Read More
From CommLawBlog on September 1, 2017 The FCC on Sept. 1 postponed the due date for the submission of 2017 biennial broadcast ownership reports to the FCC until March 2, 2018. Biennial ownership reports are required to be filed every two years by all commercial and (starting this year) noncommercial AM, FM, TV, Class A, and LPTV stations and entities holding attributable ownership interests in those stations. This year’s reports ...Read More
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From nab.org:   In early 2017, NAB commissioned a project designed to help radio broadcasters better understand the way broadcast radio stations are displayed on automobile dashboards. This project was designed to analyze the current state of broadcast station dashboard identification and then develop a best practices guide that radio companies can adopt. The goal is for broadcast radio to embrace a more unified display style that will achieve a ...Read More
The MBA is taking part in a pilot project for the Radio Preservation Task Force. This group has been tasked by the Library of Congress to assemble a national radio air check database. Frank Absher, Executive Director of the St. Louis Media History Foundation, is building a regional repository of these air checks in Missouri which could be used as a template for other states.  Collections are already established in ...Read More
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