Local Broadcasters Fill the Distance Learning Education Gap

As the new school year begins and students across the country adjust to the demands of distance learning, the inequities of broadband access resonate anew with low income families, many of whom lack internet access – or even a computer – at home. Local broadcasters, who keep communities informed and provide a lifeline during emergencies, … Continue reading Local Broadcasters Fill the Distance Learning Education Gap

This Week at NAB – August 21, 2020

This week, NAB launched important initiatives to support the broadcast industry into the future. In case you missed it, here’s another look at this week’s news. C-band Webinar: As part of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) reallocation of the C-band, operators of registered C-band earth stations can choose to either have their actual costs of … Continue reading This Week at NAB – August 21, 2020

Last Week at NAB – August 10, 2020

NAB is hard at work providing information and educational opportunities to our member stations, supporting broadcasters’ innovation and advocating for relief for stations impacted by the pandemic. In case you missed it, here’s another look at last week’s news. Organizations Voice Support for Expanded Loan Eligibility for Broadcasters Affected by Pandemic: As Congress considers legislation … Continue reading Last Week at NAB – August 10, 2020

AT&T’s Misleading STELAR Campaign Does a Disservice

The below op-ed by NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith appeared in Broadcasting & Cable September 23. Nearly 30 years ago, Congress passed a bill representing a temporary fix to copyright law to boost competition to the cable industry. The bill — now known as STELAR — provided for a “distant signal license” that … Continue reading AT&T’s Misleading STELAR Campaign Does a Disservice

Local Broadcasters in the Eye of the Storm

Alpha Media Vice President and Market Manager Gigi South shares how their stations mobilized before, during and after Hurricane Matthew to keep their communities in Savannah, Ga., and Hilton Head, S.C., safe and informed, working around-the-clock to provide a lifeline to those affected by the storm. The Savannah – Hilton Head area has seen lots … Continue reading Local Broadcasters in the Eye of the Storm

Attempting to Hold the FCC to the Law on Effective Competition

Scott Goodwin, associate general counsel, National Association of Broadcasters, joins guest blogger Steve Traylor, executive director and general counsel, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. Today, our organizations – the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) – along with a local franchise authority in Minnesota, … Continue reading Attempting to Hold the FCC to the Law on Effective Competition

Broadcast Radio: Owning its Place in the Tech World

Guest Blogger Paul Brenner is senior vice president and chief technology officer of Emmis Communications Corp. Brenner works both within the broadcast industry and with pure-play IT development companies. He currently serves on NAB's Digital Radio Committee.   The radio industry needs to “own” a unique technology. Google owns search. Wireless companies own the mobile … Continue reading Broadcast Radio: Owning its Place in the Tech World