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National EAS Test – Aug. 7th!
Attention Broadcast Engineers & Managers:
We are one week away from the 2019 National EAS Test, commonly called the National Periodic Test (NPT). FEMA will transmit the test VIA the Primary Entry Point (PEP) system. It will not be available on the IPAWS CAP system.
FCC Order Addresses TV White Spaces
On March 20, the FCC released an order addressing important rule changes for TV White Spaces devices. The order requires TV white space devices to incorporate an automatic geolocation capability to ensure that the TV white spaces database has accurate location information for all devices.
The NAB has been working closely with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Incentive Auction Task Force to ensure viewers do not lose access to their local TV stations during station frequency moves due to the spectrum repack.
This week the FCC announced a consumer call center to help viewers navigate the rescan process that must occur each time a station transitions to a new frequency.
Elimination of Requirement that Broadcasters Post Their Licenses Becomes Effective
By David Oxenford on February 8, 2019 Posted in AM Radio, FCC Fines, FM Radio, General FCC, Television
As we wrote here, at the FCC’s December meeting, the FCC was scheduled to adopt an order eliminating the requirement that broadcasters post a physical copy of their licenses and other instruments of authorization at their control points or transmitter sites.
More and More Actions on Pirate Radio – What is Next?
By David Oxenford on August 30, 2017 Posted in FCC Fines, FM Radio, Programming Regulations
It seems like virtually every day, the FCC announces that it has sent numerous Notices to pirate radio operators warning them that their operations are illegal and that,
The Federal Communications Commissions is giving broadcasters more time to submit any documents and filings that were to be turned in during the 23 days the agency was closed. Earlier this month the FCC said the paperwork was to be in its hands on the second day of normal operations.