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FCC Issues Report on National EAS Test

(December 11, 2017) – Broadcasters seem to have performed better on the 2017 National Periodic Test of the Emergency Alert System than they did in 2016 according to a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission. On Read More »

Main Studio Repeal Takes Effect in January

 (December 8, 2017) – Today the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) formal rulemaking repealing the main studio rule was published in the Federal Register.  Now the clock is ticking toward actual elimination of the rule on January 8, 2018. This Read More »

Latest issue of Antenna newsletter

Latest issue of Antenna newsletter

(October 20, 2017) – The relaxation of AM engineering rules is the subject of the FCC’s Docket 13-249 – and one of the page 1 articles in this month’s issue of Antenna.  The newsletter is an NHAB member Read More »

FCC Requests Language Translation Plans

(October 16, 2017) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has directed all broadcast and cable licensees to declare their intentions relative to translating Emergency Alert System (EAS) content into languages other than English. On August 15, 2017 the Read More »

September Issue of Antenna Available

(September 19, 2017) – The FCC has postponed the filing window for 2017 broadcast ownership reports.  That’s the lead story in this month’s issue of the Antenna newsletter, written by Washington communications attorney Scott R. Flick of the Read More »

August Antenna Newsletter

(August 21, 2017) – The FCC and FEMA’s latest plans for the national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) are the headline story in this month’s Antenna newsletter, published by Attorney Scott Flick at the Pillsbury Law Read More »

National EAS Test Sept. 27; ETRS Updates Required

(UPDATED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017) – FEMA and the FCC have indicated that Wednesday’s National EAS Test will proceed unless a major storm is about to make landfall somewhere in the continental U.S.  All radio, television and cable outlets Read More »

Antenna Newsletter Highlights Blue Alert Initiative

Antenna Newsletter Highlights Blue Alert Initiative

 (July 17, 2017) – The Federal Communications Commission is considering adding a brand new event code to the Emergency Alert System.  Blue Alerts would be similar to Amber Alerts, which notify the public to be on the lookout Read More »