Eric Trabb Joins NAB as SVP, Business Development

Posted On: Feb 11, 2019

NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown announced that Eric Trabb will join the organization today as Senior Vice President of Business Development. In his new role, Trabb will be responsible for leading and managing the association’s sales team….

One Representative, One Senator Added as Local Radio Freedom Act Cosponsors

Posted On: Feb 09, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — One Member of the House of Representatives and one Senator have added their support for the Local Radio Freedom Act, a resolution opposing “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 221 cosponsors in the House. There are 26 LRFA co-sponsors in the Senate. …

CFM Legislative Report – Week of 2-9-19

Posted On: Feb 08, 2019

With several major issues up for debate, discussion is only just beginning as the third week of the 2019 Legislative Session comes to a close. While the Capitol traditionally stays open for business during snow days, if inclement weather closes the building next week, expect the political temperature of legislators to skyrocket as already overloaded committee schedules lead to anger and frustration.

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FCC Launches Repack Consumer Call Center

Posted On: Feb 08, 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 the rescan process that must occur each time a station transitions to a new frequency.

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Elimination of Requirement that Broadcasters Post Their Licenses Becomes Effect

Posted On: Feb 08, 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 post a physical copy of their licenses and other instruments of authorization at their control points or transmitter sites.

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Reminder – OAB LBS Webinar

Posted On: Feb 07, 2019

Reminder – Upcoming Webinar!
February 12, 9:00am start

NOTE: these webinars are usually one-hour, depending how many questions come from the stations. 
Renewing Your Automotive Strategies for 2019
Broadcasters: Your auto dealers are facing a more challenging road this year, and it’s the right time for you to gain business from those dealers who have put you off in the past.

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Michael C. Groshong

Posted On: Feb 06, 2019

OAB Members – I’m sorry to inform you that long time Oregon Broadcaster Mike Groshong, passed away January 19, 2019. Below is his obituary.

Michael C. Groshong, passed away January 19, 2019 at Riverbend Hospital in Springfield, Oregon. He was born to Carroll and Edith Groshong on March 10,

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Groundbreaking NAB Show Session Transports Creative Professionals and Scientists to Future of Content Production

Posted On: Feb 06, 2019

NAB Show will feature an exclusive keynote session that provides a front-row seat to the future of content creation. The session, produced by Amazon Web Services, will explore the latest cloud-based media workflows combined with advanced machine learning to deliver next-level, immersive viewing experiences. The keynote event is divided into three acts and will take place Wednesday, April 11 at 11 a.m. on the NAB Show Main Stage in the North Hall of the Las Vegas…