23rd Annual Hall of Fame Gala In MemoriamPosted On: April 13, 2018
NVBA Members join NAB Panel Discussion on One OctoberPosted On: April 10, 2018
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Holds Exclusive Meeting with NVBA MembersPosted On: April 9, 2018
The NVBA is very grateful to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for spending time with Nevada Broadcasters during the #NABShow and providing us with such timely information on issues affecting our industry. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for your support of local broadcasters!
What’s Next for the FCC’s Radio Ownership Rules? – Do Changes in the Audio Marketplace Justify Changes in Ownership Limits?Posted On: April 8, 2018
With the NAB Convention upon us, and much of the talk being centered on television issues including the repacking of the TV band after the incentive auction, the conversion to the next-generation of TV transmission as allowed by the new ATSC 3.0 transmission standard, and the effects of the FCC’s changes in the local television ownership rules and the reinstatement of the UHF discount in connection with the national ownership cap, it almost seems like radio is an afterthought. The FCC is considering some matters of interest to radio, including how to revitalize the AM band, and it has taken steps to revitalize individual AM stations through the use of FM translators. ... Read More
NAB President, Senator Gordon Smith Meets With NVBA Members & NVBF Scholarship RecipientsPosted On: April 7, 2018
The Nevada Broadcasters Association was honored to host a luncheon featuring National Association of Broadcasters, President & CEO, Senator Gordon Smith. In attendance were NVBA member Radio and Television station General Managers & Owners, along with Foundation Scholarship Recipients.
NVBA President and General Managers Meet with Governor Brian SandovalPosted On: April 6, 2018
NVBA President, Mitch Fox, met with Governor Brian Sandoval along with fellow broadcasters Todd Brown from FOX5 Las Vegas Chris Wayfrom KTNV Channel 13 Action News and Tony Bonnici from Lotus Broadcasting Las Vegas . The Governor has led this state with intelligence, compassion and class and will be missed.
FCC Opens Settlement Window for Mutually Exclusive Applicants in Second Translator Window for AMs Seeking FM TranslatorsPosted On: April 3, 2018
The FCC yesterday issued a Public Notice announcing a window for mutually exclusive applicants filed in the second translator window to attempt to resolve the interference conflicts that the FCC found to exist between certain applications. The conflicting applications are listed on the Excel spreadsheet found here. These are translator applications filed in the second translator window in late 2017 which was opened primarily so that Class A and B AM stations could seek authority to rebroadcast their signals on new FM translators that would be tied to those AM stations. While mutually exclusive parties can start discussions now about resolving the conflicts between their applications, ... Read More
NVBA 23rd Annual Hall of Fame Nominations are Now ClosedPosted On: April 2, 2018
Nominations for induction into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame are now closed. We have reached our maximum of 35 qualified nominees. To qualify a person must have at least 20 years in the broadcast industry, with 5 of those years in Nevada.
Nominations are reviewed on a First Come First Served basis.
Please check back on our website next February to be considered for the Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
If you have any questions please feel free to call our office at (702)794-4994. ... Read More
2018 NAB ShowPosted On: March 28, 2018
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Broadcaster Access to Disaster Areas Becomes the Law of the LandPosted On: March 27, 2018
Posted March 24, 2018
Yesterday’s enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (feel free to read it, it’s only 2232 pages) was welcomed by broadcasters. If you’ve been following the trade press, you’ll know that’s largely because it not only added a billion dollars to the FCC’s fund for reimbursing broadcasters displaced by the spectrum repack, but for the first time made FM, LPTV, and TV Translator stations eligible for repack reimbursement funds.
At a time when trust in government has hit historic lows, ... Read More
Thank you for visiting the Nevada Broadcasters Association website
It is truly an honor for me to serve as the new President and CEO of the Nevada Broadcasters Association. I want to thank the NVBA Board of Directors for their vote of confidence in me.
I would also like to recognize Mary Beth Sewald, my predecessor and current President and CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, for her friendship and support. Mary Beth and the dedicated NVBA staff have developed one of the most respected broadcast organizations in the country and I hope to build upon that success with your input and engagement.
Additionally, I hope to use my experience in broadcasting, government, education, business and communications to take the Association to new levels of influence and prominence. Broadcasters need a unified voice, as we tell our message in the halls of Congress, at our state capitol and in our communities. The Nevada Broadcasters Association will continue to be that voice and a passionate advocate for our industry.
President and CEO
Nevada Broadcasters Association
2018 New Year Update
Dear Members & Friends,
Welcome to 2018 and to our website! A new year brings new leadership to the Nevada Broadcasters Association (NVBA). Veteran Broadcaster Mitch Fox has come on board to serve as our new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mitch has served in the broadcast industry for more than 30 years. He spent much of his career in Las Vegas working in Public Broadcasting and most recently was Nevada State Director for the Porter Group, a Washington D.C.-based lobbying firm.
Under Fox’s leadership, the NVBA Board and Staff will continue its mission to promote and advocate for governmental policies that benefit our member stations and to maintain a leadership role in our state, ensuring a vibrant and successful future for local television and radio.
The NVBA relies on the grassroots leadership and strength of our member stations and we thank you all for your continued support and for allowing us to serve your stations and the industry at large as we move through the remainder of 2018.
Viola Cody, Chair