Instructions for Census Bureau RFP

The Census wants to place ad buys in areas of Georgia with lower response rates You may have read that the NAB has been aggressively seeking federal advertising dollars for local radio and television stations during this very challenging times. The Census Bureau has announced $75 million in funds for possible August and September ad buys. …

2020 FCC Compliance Deadlines

January  • January 1 – Post-filing renewal announcements should continue for radio stations in Georgia. Additional post-filing announcements should be made on January 16, February 1, and February 16.  • January 10 – All full power and Class A television stations that are being repacked must electronically file an FCC Form 2100-Schedule 387 Transition Progress…

GAB Statement on HB 734

ATLANTA, GA– Read GAB Chair, Holly Steuart’s Statement On April 2, 2019, during the final hours of the Georgia General Assembly Legislative Session, Andrew Welch, (R-McDonough) authored House Bill 734. Sponsored by five other Georgia Representatives, this bill would amend Title 10 of the Official Code of Georgia to create a state Journalism Ethics Board.…

2019 FCC Calendar

January January 10 – All full power and Class A television stations that are being repacked must electronically file an FCC Form 2100-Schedule 387 Transition Progress Report. This form is used to provide an update on the station’s efforts to construct facilities for its new channel and the termination of operations on its current channel.…

FCC Reopens and Announces New Filing Date

*UPDATE* 1/30/19 The Federal Communications Commission released another Public Notice announcing another extension for filing dates late Tuesday, January 29th. The deadline for all public inspection quarterly submissions that were due on January 10th as well as any other filings that were required to be placed in a station’s Online Public Inspection File between January…

Upcoming FCC Deadlines

Quarterly TV Transition Progress Report January 10:  TV stations that are being repacked must submit an FCC Form 2100, Schedule 387 transition progress report.  Quarterly reports are due the 10th of the month following the end of each calendar quarter, and additional reports are due closer to the station’s phase completion date and after completing the transition.…

Broadcasters Prepare for Hurricane Michael

ATLANTA, GA– UPDATE 10/10/2018 12:00 p.m.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff yesterday announced the activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) in response to Hurricane Michael. The FCC requests that communication providers that provide service in any of the areas listed below expeditiously submit and update information through DIRS regarding the status of their…

FCC Activates DIRS In Response To Hurricane Florence

(UPDATE): Thursday, September 21st, 2018 DIRS HAS BEEN DEACTIVATED IN ALL COUNTIES IN GEORGIA.  FCC PUBLIC NOTICE   ATLANTA, GA–   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff today announced the activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) in response to Hurricane Florence. The FCC requests that communications providers that provide service in any of the…