Category: February 2017

Conclave Offers Discount to MAB Members

MAB members can save $50 on their registration for the 42nd Conclave Learning Conference, to be held in Minneapolis, MN July 26-28, 2017.  From strategy sessions on generating ratings and revenue, to effective use of social, mobile and podcasting, attendees will gain actionable takeaways to implement at their stations immediately. Returning are the highly rated… read more

Spectrum Auction Includes Flint’s WCMZ-TV

On February 8, Central Michigan University outlined plans for its five public television and eight radio stations following the Federal Communications Commission’s landmark broadcast spectrum auction, which was conducted to gain spectrum for the nation’s cellular and digital services. CMU Public Broadcasting will continue to operate its radio stations and four TV stations across central… read more

Pai Revokes Wheeler’s Regulations

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the commission was revoking a number of orders and reports issued in previous Chairman Tom Wheeler’s term, what Pai called “midnight regulations.” Pai said, “In the waning days of the last administration, the Federal Communications Commission’s bureaus and offices released a series of controversial orders and reports. In some… read more

Chairman Pai Institutes Greater Transparency

According to a report by TVNewsCheck, FCC Chairman Pai on February 7, released a “process reform measure” that changes previous commission procedure that he said he has sometimes found “inappropriate and disrespectful.” Pai said, “I started a pilot program under which the Federal Communications Commission publicly released the text of two items to be voted… read more

FCC Lifts Quiet Period for Broadcasters

According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, the FCC lifted the quiet period and enabled broadcasters who participated in the incentive auction to talk freely and negotiate among themselves to buy or sell their stations. In January of 2016, the FCC imposed the gag order to prevent broadcasters from colluding before or during the… read more

Senate Committee Passes FOIA Exemptions

Information on bids, quotes or proposals involved in a procurement process would be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) until after the contract is awarded under Senate Bill 69, which was voted out of the Senate Government Operations Committee. The information would be publicly available after a vendor is selected, but trade secrets,… read more

What Amazon Could Teach Radio

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By:  Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC Dick Taylor Blog https://dicktaylorblog.com/ I can’t think of a more competitive marketplace than one that offers infinite choice. This is the marketplace that… read more

Introducing our NEW Student Broadcasting Newsletter!

Career Fairs, Student Conferences, Awards Programs, Scholarships, Job and Internship Openings and more! The MAB Foundation does it all and we want to share that important information directly with students! That’s why we’re introducing a monthly newsletter that’s written by broadcasting and media students, FOR broadcasting and media students! Don’t miss out on important updates… read more

Jim Mathis

Do You Believe?

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Jim Mathis, IPCS, CSP, MDiv J&L Mathis Group, Inc. www.jimmathis.com To Those Who Say, “It Can’t Be Done” “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something… read more