Upcoming FCC Deadlines

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…

Latest EAS Reporting Update

GA Broadcasters NOT impacted by latest EAS reporting changes! IMPORTANT TO KNOW All EAS Participants are reminded that Form Two and Form Three must be filed by either (1) the same entity that filed Form One, or (2) a coordinator for the EAS Participant. To maximize the resources available to process Form Two filings, we…

Georgia Broadcasters & GEMASA “Ready Georgia” Citizens For Hermine

National Preparedness Month (September) greets Georgia citizens with a threatening Tropical Storm and a State of Emergency by Governor’s Executive Order.  The extensive preparedness work being done before Tropical Storm Hermine is a true testament to the vital significance of Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency’s Ready Georgia initiative. A current GAB PEP campaign promotes the initiative…

New Rural Tower Registration Requirements

Under new FAA guidelines, towers that are less than 200 feet located in rural areas may need to comply with new tower marking and lighting requirements. The FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016, passed by Congress earlier this summer and signed into law on July 15 requires marking and lighting of freestanding structures…

FCC Incentive Auction Update

Stage 1 of the reverse auction ended on June 29 after 52 rounds, with the FCC announcing that the sum of all “provisionally winning” reverse auction bids in this stage totaled $86,422,558,704 (the “Stage 1 Clearing Cost”).  Attention will now move to the initial stage of the forward auction process, for which upfront payments by…

Broadcasters Foundation of America

Join us in supporting the Broadcasters Foundation of America, a charity devoted to helping broadcasters dealing with hardship. The GAB is proud to support this unique mission and encourages you to help spread the word about the organization and help to ensure no broadcaster’s request for help goes unanswered. Learn how you can help now: CLICK HERE…