Broadcasters Foundation of America Emergency Grant App.

The Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Emergency & Disaster Grant program provides one-time grants of $1,000 to broadcasters who have faced extreme financial hardship due to natural or environmental disasters, such as hurricane damage, fires or flooding. In order to be considered for the program, applicants must work in radio and/or television broadcasting and be in…

Atlanta Area Emergency Responders Hone Skills On Norfolk Southern Safety Train

  Norfolk Southern Corporation’s safety train rolled into Atlanta this week, hosting 92 area emergency responders who received advanced training in safely handling potential rail incidents involving hazardous materials.   “The safety train is a mobile technical training center – a vocational school – for the continuing education of first responders and representatives of government…

FCC Deadlines October

Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists October 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 July, August, and September 2016 that addressed those…

Georgia Chamber: Storm Victims Beware

ATLANTA – October 8, 2016 – In an attempt to take advantage of victims of property damage caused by natural disasters, “storm chasers” may ask that you assign your benefits to them in exchange for damage repair.  The Georgia Chamber advises you not to sign anything until you have consulted with your insurance carrier or…

NextRadio Weather Emergency Spots Available

NextRadio has shared with us tailored spots for Georgia broadcasters advocating the use of the app. for citizens/audiences to stay connected with their local radio stations for important weather updates. We realize broadcasters are busy serving their communities and don’t have extra time to produce additional spots, so we have produced a generic, non-exclusive spot…

Re-Entry Process Explanation

Per an email from Crystal Paulk-Buchanan, Senior Public Affairs Officer with Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMHSA) the re-entry process to studios and tower sites is coordinated locally by each individual county’s EMA.     GEMA/HS repeatedly emphasizes the important role local broadcasters play in relaying life-saving information to the public during an emergency and…

Broadcasters Prep For Hurricane Matthew

As hurricane Matthew approaches the southeastern region of Georgia, citizens will depend on broadcasters more than ever for life-saving information. We remind you that now is the time to start preparing and contacting your local EMA Directors. The incredible work done by broadcasters during Tropical Storm Hermine sets a perfect precedent for how to handle…