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National EAS Test – Aug. 7th! (7/31/2019) - 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… ... MORE
NAB UPDATE (3/25/2019) - 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… ... MORE
FCC Launches Repack Consumer Call Center (2/8/2019) - 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… ... MORE
Elimination of Requirement that Broadcasters Post Their Licenses Becomes Effect (2/8/2019) - 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… ... MORE
More Actions on Pirate Radio (1/30/2019) - 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… ... MORE
Reopened FCC Sets New Deadlines, Reschedules Feb. Meeting (1/29/2019) - 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.… ... MORE
Oregon EAS Test Schedule (6/13/2018) - The Oregon State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC) has released its 2018 EAS Testing Schedule, which can be found here. EAS Test Schedule ... MORE