FCC Eliminates Two Paper Public File Rules

The FCC has adopted a Report and Order to eliminate two public inspection file requirements: (i) the requirement that commercial broadcast stations retain copies of letters and emails from the public in a paper public inspection file; and (ii) the requirement that cable operators maintain for public inspection the designation and location of the cable…

GAB DAY AT THE CAPITOL

GAB members, specifically coastal broadcasters, are being recognized by Governor Deal, the GA House, and GA Senate; powerful Legislative Chairmen are scheduled to speak to our group and all broadcasters will have access to meet with their local representatives. All broadcasters attending the event are welcome to participate in the group photo with Governor Deal.…

FCC Deadlines

Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists April 10: All full power AM, FM, Class A TV and full power TV stations must place their quarterly issues/programs lists in their station public inspection files.  The issues/programs list should include details of important issues affecting a station’s community, and the station’s programming aired during January, February, and March 2017 that addressed those…

Georgia Power Hosts Light Up The Holidays Contest, Offers Interview Opportunity For GAB Members

Georgia Power is offering the following interview/segment opportunity for Georgia Association of Broadcasters members and their stations any time before Thursday, Dec. 22. The opportunity can be adapted for either television or radio formats. Festive & Frugal Holiday Decorating:  A Georgia Power representative demonstrates some of the easiest ways to save energy this holiday season…

Winter Weather Awareness Week – Georgia Power Hosts PrepareAthon

Georgia Power PrepareAthon!  To Help Customers Prepare For Winter Weather New online video series highlights important safety information and resources during Winter Weather Awareness Week ATLANTA – Dec. 5, 2016 – Georgia Power is highlighting Winter Weather Awareness Week Dec. 5-9 during the company’s first-ever Georgia Power PrepareAthon! In collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

FCC Deadlines December

Annual EEO Public File Reports By December 1: EEO public file reports must be placed in station public files and posted on station websites.  TV stations, and top 50 market radio stations with 5 or more FTEs, should manually upload a copy of their report to the station’s online public file.  All other radio stations…

ETRS Form 3 Due

This is a reminder that EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) Form Three, the third of three reports related to the September 28 nationwide EAS test, is due no later than Monday, November 14, 2016. Form Three requires a detailed report of the station’s participation in the nationwide EAS test, including information regarding the station’s receipt…