FCC News

National EAS/WEA Test Postponed

(September 17, 2018) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have postponed this Thursday’s national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) because of the ongoing response to Hurricane Florence in the mid-Atlantic Read More »

FCC Cancels Disaster Drill

FCC Cancels Disaster Drill

(September 10, 1918) – Due to the likely activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) for Hurricane Florence, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau is canceling the voluntary test of DIRS for broadcasters that was planned Read More »

EAS News: 3 Items for September

(August 31, 2018) – Broadcasters need to be concerned with three items in September – and they all relate to the Emergency Alert System (EAS).  1. Sage Endec certificates (expire Sept. 24) Stations that use Sage Endecs Read More »

August Antenna Highlights

(August 22, 2018) – The latest update on communications law and issues is available for NHAB members in the form of Antenna, the monthly newsletter edited by Attorney Scott Flick at Pillsbury law firm. For starters, there are Read More »

Lowest Unit Charge Kicks In August 28

Lowest Unit Charge Kicks In August 28

(July 20, 2018) – During the 45-day period prior to a primary election or party caucus and the 60-day period prior to the general election, commercial broadcast stations are prohibited from charging any legally qualified candidate for elective Read More »

Save the Date: July 25 EAS Webinar

(July 12, 2018) – Two federal agencies are teaming up to present a live Emergency Alert System (EAS) webinar on Wednesday, July 25. It will be held from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Read More »

FCC Reopens ETRS

 (July 6, 2018) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reopened its Electronic Test Reporting System (ETRS). Now it’s up to every broadcast licensee – and cable franchise – in America to login and update its Form Read More »

May Antenna Keeps Tabs on FCC

(May 23, 2018) – The May issue of Antenna continues to keep a close eye on the blizzard of regulatory decisions being issued by Ajit Pai’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC). A hot current issue is the Commission’s freeze Read More »