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Puerto Rico’s WKAQ-AM shows unwavering dedication in the face of Hurricane Maria

Posted On: September 22, 2017

By Patricia Mazzei
September 20, 2017 4:03 PM

SAN JUAN Normally, Rubén Sánchez would not interrupt a live interview with as prominent a newsmaker as Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.

But Wednesday was anything but normal.

Less than an hour after Hurricane Maria plowed into Puerto Rico, Rosselló was updating Spanish-language radio listeners by phone on the Category 4 storm’s destructive path when host Sánchez suddenly interrupted.

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Third Quarter FCC Deadline Advisories

Posted On: September 21, 2017

It’s end of quarter time again, which brings with it various FCC deadlines. To assist in continuing to keep all our members up to speed, below are links to three recently published Pillsbury Advisories. For your convenience.

2017 Third Quarter Children’s Television Programming Documentation

2017 Third Quarter Issues-Programs List Advisory for Broadcast Stations

Annual EEO report deadlines for multiple states and U.S. Territories  ... Read More

FCC Releases Draft AM Revitalization Order to Simplify Proofs of Performance

Posted On: September 13, 2017

Last week, the FCC released a draft of an order to simplify the proofing of AM stations. This order will be considered at the FCC’s September 26 meeting. While the proposals to be adopted are part of the AM Revitalizationproceeding, even the Commission recognizes that these are not fundamental changes in the way that stations operate, but instead technical changes that can, hopefully, save some AM stations some money. The FCC also noted that it was removing proposals for changes in the AM main studio rules from the AM Revitalization proceeding as these changes are already being considered in the proceeding proposing to entirely eliminate the main studio rules (see our post here).  ... Read More

Help for Victims of Harvey and Irma

Posted On: September 12, 2017




Our thoughts go out to all of the victims who are suffering through the horrific tragedy of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. To show your support or for more information click HERE to be redirected to the American Red Cross/Harvey page and HERE for the American Red Cross/Irma page.

To our fellow broadcasters in Texas and Florida, we commend your efforts of informing and keeping your communities safe.        

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Nevada Broadcasters Meet with FCC Chairman Pai in Reno

Posted On: September 8, 2017

The Nevada Broadcasters Association is proud to have once again secured an exclusive meeting with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The first meeting was in Las Vegas during NAB last April, and the second was in Reno in August. These meetings have been a great opportunity for Nevada’s broadcasters to have meaningful discussions with the Chairman about issues broadcasters are facing on the federal level.

In this meeting, topics ranged from the spectrum repack, to translator issues, to Chairman Pai’s predictions for the future of broadcasting.

Chairman Pai is a staunch supporter of broadcasters and pledges to do everything he can to protect our industry.  ... Read More

FCC Issues Guidance for Broadcasters and Other Regulated Services in the Path of Hurricane Irma

Posted On: September 7, 2017

The FCC has issued a series of public notices to broadcasters and other FCC regulated entities in the path of Hurricane Irma. General guidance was issued by the FCC, here, discussing how stations can get special temporary authority to operate with facilities different than those specified in their licenses by email or even by telephone during the emergency. This may be particularly important if stations towers or antennas are damaged by the storm and, to continue service, stations need to use alternate facilities. During the recent Texas Hurricane harvey, the FCC even issued some daytime only AM stations authority to temporarily operate with nighttime operations where they were providing emergency information.  ... Read More

FCC Issues Draft Proposal To Revoke Rule Requiring Physical Copy of FCC Rules at All Broadcast Stations

Posted On: September 7, 2017

We yesterday wrote about Chairman Pai’s promise to start the process of modernizing media regulation by abolishing a simple but outdated rule – one requiring that each broadcast station have a physical copy of the FCC rules on the station premises. Yesterday, the FCC released a draft of their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement that change in the rules. That draft will be considered at the FCC meeting later this month (on September 26), after which a final copy of the NPRM will be released, and later published in the Federal Register setting formal comment dates.  ... Read More

More on Media Deregulation – Chairman Pai Speaks to NAB Radio Show and Promises to Propose the Repeal of a Rule Each Month

Posted On: September 6, 2017

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai spoke on Wednesday at the opening lunch at the NAB Radio Show in Austin, promising more moves to bring media regulation in line with the realities of the modern media marketplace. In his speech, the text of which is available here, the Chairman promised several actions including the following:

  • A monthly Notice of Proposed Rulemaking suggesting a media rule change prompted by suggestions made in the Modernization of Media Regulation proceeding we wrote about here and here.
  • The first proposal for deregulation coming for the September FCC meeting is a modest one,
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FCC Regulatory Fees Due By September 26

Posted On: September 5, 2017

The FCC late yesterday released an Order setting the amount of FY2017 Annual Regulatory fees, along with a public notice setting September 26 as the deadline for those fees. Reg fees may be paid now through September 26. If not paid by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on that date, penalties of 25% will be assessed. In addition, applications by any licensee that has not paid its fees may be held by the Commission without action until the fees are paid, and can even end up resulting in a license cancellation in cases where the failure is a long-term unresolved issue.  ... Read More

FCC Extends Filing Deadline for Biennial Ownership Reports Until March 2, 2018, But Will Require Reporting of Station Ownership as of October 1, 2017 Even By Those Who Sold Stations

Posted On: September 4, 2017

The FCC on Friday announced that they were extending the deadline for filing Biennial Ownership Reports by broadcasters from December 1 to March 2, 2018 to be sure that the new version of the form in the FCC’s LMS database will be up and ready to be used. The FCC will open the window for filing these ownership reports on December 1 (which was to be the deadline). However, the reports will still report on the ownership of each broadcast station as of October 1, 2017, meaning that station owners who sell their station between October 1 and the new deadline are being told by the FCC that they will need to file their own biennial reports – even if they no longer own any broadcast stations.  ... 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.


Viola Cody
Chair of the Board

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