The next nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), will occur on September 20, 2018.  This test will include multiple forms of communication; distributed by broadcasters through the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and all participating mobile service providers in what is now called the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system.  Should problems occur, a backup date is set for October 3, 2018. Click here for the entire article with more ...Read More
By Gregg P. Skall Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP August 30, 2018 The FCC has announced a deadline of September 25 for receipt of its Fiscal Year 2018 annual regulatory fees. Fees are owed on all authorizations held as of October 1, 2017 or held on the fee due date. Licensees who relinquished licenses by September 30, 2017 are not responsible for FY 2018 regulatory fees for the cancelled license. ...Read More
The FCC voted last week to adopt the NPRM aimed at updating its Children’s Television regulations. Commissioner Rosenworcel dissented, saying an update of the rules is appropriate, but that she disagreed with the majority’s specific proposals in the NPRM text. From the FCC: WASHINGTON, July 12, 2018—The Federal Communications Commission today launched a proceeding to seek comment on proposed revisions to the children’s television programming rules. The Notice of Proposed ...Read More
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
By this Public Notice, the International Bureau (Bureau) announces a 90-day extension, to October 17, 2018, to the filing window for fixed-satellite service (FSS) earth stations currently operating in the 3.7-4.2 GHz frequency band announced in the Public Notice DA 18-398 (April 19, 2018) (Freeze PN).1 The Bureau also clarifies that applications to register multiple FSS antennas operating in this band that are located at the same address or geographic ...Read More
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    October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    October 25 @ 1:00 pm - October 26 @ 4:00 pm
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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
From   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
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