NAB STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S TWEET REGARDING TV LICENSE RENEWALSPosted On: October 11, 2017
NAB STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S TWEET
REGARDING TV LICENSE RENEWALS
WASHINGTON — In response to a tweet by President Donald Trump regarding TV license renewals, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:
“The founders of our nation set as a cornerstone of our democracy the First Amendment, forever enshrining and protecting freedom of the press. It is contrary to this fundamental right for any government official to threaten the revocation of an FCC license simply because of a disagreement with the reporting of a journalist.”
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. ... Read More
#VegasStrongPosted On: October 6, 2017
Two More Paperwork Burdens Proposed for Relaxation Under FCC’s Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative – TV Ancillary and Supplementary Revenue Reports and Public Notice RequirementsPosted On: October 5, 2017
In addition to the elimination of the main studio rule (about which we wrote here), another media item is proposed for consideration at the FCC’s October 24 meeting. A draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was released earlier this week proposing two changes in FCC requirements – neither change, in and of itself, offering any fundamental modifications of significant regulation, but both showing that this Commission is looking to eliminate bothersome burdens on broadcasters where those burdens are unnecessary in today’s media world or where they do not serve any real regulatory purpose. One change proposes to limit the requirement for TV stations to file Ancillary and Supplementary Revenue Reports to those stations that actually have such revenue, ... Read More
Unite Nevada Day October 6Posted On: October 5, 2017
In the aftermath of the terrible shootings in Las Vegas, the broadcasters of the great state of Nevada are asking you to join them for “Broadcasters Unite Nevada Day”. This Friday, October 6th we are asking the entire state to show their unity by wearing our state colors of Silver and Blue. Change your Facebook profile picture to represent you are Nevada Proud and Las Vegas Strong. #NevadaProud #VegasStrong #BroadcastersUniteNV ... Read More
FCC Releases Draft Order to Abolish Main Studio Rule – To Be Considered at its October 24 MeetingPosted On: October 3, 2017
The FCC yesterday released the agenda for its October 24th Open Meeting, as well as draft orders of the matters to be considered at that meeting. For broadcasters, the single most significant proposal was a draft order (available here) to abolish the requirement that a broadcast station maintain a main studio in close proximity to its city of license that is open to the public and staffed during normal business hours. The FCC’s draft order determines that, in today’s modern world, where much communication with broadcasters is done by phone or electronically, and as stations either have or soon will have their public files available online, ... Read More
Shooting in Las VegasPosted On: October 2, 2017
From the Nevada Broadcasters Association
We are heartbroken by the mass shooting in Las Vegas and our hearts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and to the City of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada.
In an effort to assist in the dissemination of information, The Nevada Broadcasters Association, along with our partner Gacovino & More, are opening our multimedia studios to local media, law enforcement, government officials, first responders and any other agencies needing a platform to educate and inform the public.
We encourage and can assist in facilitating on-air interviews with our local media members in addition to this offer of our social media platform. ... Read More
Donating Blood to Aid Victims of the Mass Shooting in Las VegasPosted On: October 2, 2017
People wishing to donate blood are encouraged to go to UnitedBloodServices.org and click on the FastTrack link to complete screening paperwork before you arrive. Appointments are encouraged.
October Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Quarterly Issues Programs and Children’s Television Reports, EEO Obligations, Repacking Reports and MorePosted On: September 30, 2017
The beginning of a calendar quarter always brings numerous regulatory obligations, and October is one of those months with a particularly full set of obligations. All full-power broadcasters, commercial and noncommercial, must complete their Quarterly Issues Programs Lists and place these reports into their public inspection files by October 10. These reports are the FCC’s only official record of how a station served its community. They document the broadcaster’s assessment of the most important issues facing their communities, and the programming that they have broadcast to address those issues. Failing to complete these reports was the biggest source of fines during the last license renewal cycle – with fines of $10,000 or more common for stations missing numerous reports during the license renewal term (see, ... Read More
List of Mutually Exclusive Applications for FM Translators to Rebroadcast AM Stations Released By FCC – Settlement Window Through November 29Posted On: September 28, 2017
The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice providing the details for its settlement window for mutually exclusive applications for new FM translators to rebroadcast AM stations. The settlement window will run through November 29. The mutually-exclusive applications (applications which conflict with each other as they cannot both operate without creating prohibited interference) are listed on an appendix available here. These applications were the ones filed earlier this summer in the FCC’s first window reserved for AM station licensees to file for new FM translators to rebroadcast their AM stations as part of the FCC’s AM revitalization proceeding. ... Read More
FCC Chairman Calls Apple to Activate FM chips in iPhonesPosted On: September 28, 2017
This morning, Chairman Pai called on Apple to activate FM chips in iPhones. His tweet: https://twitter.com/AjitPaiFCC/status/913419619527995395
Our @NVBroadcasters tweet, which the Chairman liked: https://twitter.com/NVBroadcasters/status/913420219145768962.
by Paul McLane
Ajit Pai just weighed in more forcefully on the FM chip debate, and did something unusual, calling out an electronics manufacturer by name.
Pai — chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and already something of a hero to many U.S. radio broadcasters for his general words about radio as well as his deregulatory approach — previously had made known his support for the voluntary activation by phone makers of FM reception capability that is latent in most phones. ... Read More
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Introducing New Chair Viola Cody
I am truly honored and privileged to serve as the New Chairman of the Nevada Broadcasters Association. I have been on the board for over 10 years and worked in broadcasting for over 30. I first began my career in broadcasting as a News Producer, Reporter, Anchor and News Director. From there I went on to broadcast sales, became a Sales Manager and am currently the General Manager for Entravision Reno, overseeing one radio and three television stations.
I come with a true love of Broadcasting. Broadcasters along with their news organizations, promotions departments and public service teams continue to be relevant, providing our local communities with critical news information, programming and entertainment content that often improve the quality and purpose of our lives.
As Chairman I plan to direct and lead the NVBA team consisting of our CEO & President, Board of Directors and Staff, as we continue to advocate policy on behalf of our association member stations and the broadcasting industry at large.
I have confidence in our NVBA team knowing that we will continue to fulfill our mission, strengthen our membership and prosper as a Broadcaster’s Association.
Chair of the Board