(June 29, 2016) Washington - Two United States Senators have written to the Federal Communications Commission expressing concerns over the television spectrum auction which is currently underway. Senators Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire... Read More.
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 office (who does not waive his or her rights) more than the station’s Lowest... Read More.
On Monday, April 11, 2016 President Obama signed the “Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2015,” which requires FEMA to modernize and implement the Integrated Public... Read More.
February 29, 2016 - Two additional U.S. Senators and five members of the House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act. They include Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). Three members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation already support the act: Senator... Read More.
There are a number of ongoing legislative issues facing broadcasters both in Concord and in Washington DC. For our television members we are facing an effort by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to end “exclusivity” rules for local broadcasters. The end of these rules... Read More.
New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte and Congressman Frank Guinta have recorded Public Service Announcements through the National Association of Broadcasters Congressional PSA Campaign. The NAB has offered this opportunity to our members of Congress for the last 30 years and by airing these spots we... Read More.
In their annual trip to Washington DC, members of the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters took to Capitol Hill to educate our Congressional delegation about ongoing issues facing radio and television broadcasters in the Granite State. WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett discussed retransmission consent negotiations... Read More.
Never in human history have there been so many choices for entertainment. In 2015, consumers will face an unprecedented number of options when it comes to how they spend their time. Want to listen to music? There’s broadcast radio, internet radio, podcasts, CDs, vinyl(!),... Read More.
New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters Washington counsel, the law office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, has released its biennial election night guide for broadcasters. The guide provides a Presidential election fact sheet, 2012 election results along with all of the major races, nationwide. Download the election... Read More.
Between STELA (Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act) reauthorization, continued speculation about the broadcast television spectrum auction and performance rights issues for radio, Washington, D.C. is a busy place for broadcasters. On June 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a “clean” STELA reauthorization bill that... Read More.