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Missouri radio licenses expire on February 1, 2021 and file renewal applications October 1, 2020. Pre-filing broadcast announcements for the renewal would be on the 1st and 16th of August & September.
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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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