Advertising tax deductibility challenge looms in 2014

A new issue has been added to the now standard mix of issues facing New Hampshire’s broadcasters.  The “usual suspects” are still present; retransmission consent, the television spectrum auction  and reallocation (which has been delayed until 2015) and radio’s performance tax.

NHAB files ex parte letter re: TV political files online

The New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters, along with 46 other State Broadcasters Associations, joined in filing with the FCC an ex parte letter in continuing opposition to the requirement that television stations post their political...

FCC issues advisory regarding EAS tone usage

The Federal Communications Commission is coming down hard on Turner Broadcasting and CBS/NBC station WNKY, licensed to Bowling Green, Kentucky due to misuse of the Emergency Alert System tones.This article from MediaBistro explains...

FCC announces Revitalization of AM NPRM

On October 31, 2013 the Federal Communications Commission released a much anticipated Notice for Proposed Rule Making regarding the "Revitalization of the AM Service"The NPRM includes many changes that AM owners have been clamoring for:an exclusive filing window for FM translators

The fight to save AM radio

AM radio broadcasters took a front seat at the joint National Association of Broadcasters and Radio Advertising Bureau Radio Show in Orlando, Florida last month.  The week’s events included a very informative panel...

NextRadio App impresses at Radio Show and beyond

State Broadcaster Association Executives were granted hands on time with the new NextRadio app developed by Emmis Communications during a session of the NAB/RAB Radio Show.  Making the presentation was Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan and Senior Vice President/Chief Technology Officer Paul Brenner.