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Senate Subcommittee Hearing on the Hawai’i False Missile Alert

Posted On: March 20, 2018

The Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet has scheduled a next month on the Hawai’i False Missile Alert. Witnesses include officials from the FCC, FEMA, PACCOM, Hawai’i Emergency Management and the Hawai’i Association of Broadcasters. The hearing, scheduled for April 5, at 10 AM HST, will be available on the Senate Commerce Committee’s website,

More information is available on the Subcommittee’s website at:  ... Read More

FCC Announces Dates for Submitting “Long-Form” Applications by AM Stations that Filed for New FM Translators in Second Translator Window

Posted On: March 15, 2018

The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice announcing a filing window from April 18 through May 9 for “long-form” applications for new translators that were filed in the January 2018 window for Class A and B AM stations to seek new FM translators to rebroadcast their stations. The Public Notice also sets out the procedures for filing in this window. The window is for the filing of a complete Form 349 applications by applicants who were deemed to be “singletons,” i.e. their applications are not predicted to cause interference to any other translator applicant. The list of singletons is here.  ... Read More

NVBA Members-Only Reception during NAB

Posted On: March 14, 2018

Come mingle with NVBA staff, NVBA members, and other State Associations attending the NAB show. Light Hors D’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Date: April 9, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Location: 3900 Paradise Rd., Suite 279 Las Vegas, NV 89169

When Registering online, please include your name and email address in the checkout process. Thank you!  ... Read More

NVBA Members-Only Meeting with FCC Chairman Pai

Posted On: March 14, 2018

Nevada’s Broadcasters will have the exclusive opportunity to meet with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai during the NAB show. For more information please contact the Nevada Broadcasters Association Office at (702) 794-4994.

Date: April 9, 2018
Time: 3:30pm

Once you have registered with the NVBA office you will receive location information. Please contact Suzanne Smith to register.  ... Read More

NVBA Members-Only Meeting with NAB President Gordon Smith

Posted On: March 14, 2018

Senator Gordon Smith, the President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters has accepted our invitation to meet with Nevada Broadcasters here at the NVBA offfice on Saturday April 7 at 12:30pm   We’ll be serving a light lunch and have a rare opportunity to speak one-on-one with one of America’s most influential leaders. Please RSVP to Suzanne Smith 

Date: April 7, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: NVBA Offices, 3900 Paradise Rd., Suite 279 Las Vegas, NV 89169


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Nevada Broadcasters Foundation Accepts Generous Donation

Posted On: March 14, 2018


Nevada Broadcasters Foundation – News Release

March 14, 2018




Las Vegas-2017 marked a memorable year for Tony and Linda Bonnici.  Together since high school, the couple celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and celebrated their 60th birthdays. 

Gary and Debbie Ackerman, owners of Gaudin Motor Company have been Tony and Linda Bonnici’s close friends for nearly as long as the newlywed Michiganders settled in Las Vegas in 1977.   ... Read More

Ray Baum Act Passes in House

Posted On: March 7, 2018

Courtesy of

Radio stations hit by the upcoming repack of television spectrum are one step closer to securing federal dollars to offset their costs related to the process. The House unanimously approved a bill (H.R. 4986) Tuesday that would create the FM Broadcast Station Relocation Fund. The pool of money could be tapped by owners of FMs and FM translators to help stations build back-up facilities or cover lost advertising revenue when forced to go dark while engineers are working on a co-located TV antenna.

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FCC Chairman Pai Unveils $954 Million Plan to Restore and Expand Networks in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Posted On: March 6, 2018

For Immediate Release 


Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund (Bringing Puerto Rico Together Fund) and

Connect USVI Fund Would Improve Connectivity for Resident 

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2018—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today proposed to direct approximately $954 million toward restoring and expanding communications networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—networks that were damaged and destroyed during the 2017 hurricane season. 

Specifically, he proposed to create a $750 million Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund (Bringing Puerto Rico Together Fund) and a $204 million Connect USVI Fund.   ... Read More

2018 State Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.

Posted On: March 5, 2018

Nevada Broadcasters Association President Mitch Fox and Vice President Eric Bonnici accompanied a group of Nevada broadcasters to Washington DC to advocate on behalf of our industry on such issues as the Broadcast Relocation Fund, the Radio Performance Tax, Retransmission Consent and the Microsoft Spectrum Grab. The group met with House Members Dina Titus and Mark Amodei, U.S. Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto and staff from the offices of House Members Ruben Kihuen and Jacky Rosen. Former Congressman Jon Porter provided the group with a special tour of the U.S. Capitol.

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FCC Announces Long-Form Application Deadline for AM Stations that Resolved Mutually Exclusive Situations in First Translator Window

Posted On: February 27, 2018

The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice announcing a filing window from March 14 to March 28 for “long-form” applications for new translators that were filed in last summer’s window for Class C and D AM stations to seek new FM translators to rebroadcast their stations. The Public Notice also sets the procedures for filing in this window. The window is for the filing of complete Form 349 applications by applicants who were deemed mutually exclusive in a notice released by the Commission last year (see our article here) but who were able to work out a settlement or technical solution to that mutual exclusivity in the window at the end of last year for resolving such conflicts.  ... 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.

Mitch Fox
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.

Best Wishes,

Viola Cody, Chair

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