FCC Extends Deadline for Filing 2015 Biennial FCC 323 Ownership Reports

The FCC’s Media Bureau has extended the due date for filing 2015 Biennial FCC 323 Ownership Reports to December 2, 2015.  See public notice linked below. The 2015 Biennial FCC 323 Ownership Reports must include information reflecting ownership interests existing as of October 1, 2015. 08/06/2015 Promoting Diversification in the Broadcasting Services Extended the filing deadline for…

2016 GABBY Award Winners

The Georgia Association of Broadcasters hosted its 54th annual GABBY Awards last Friday, June 10th at the Hyatt Regency at Villa Christina. Atlanta broadcasting icon Monica Pearson once again emceed the event as radio and television professionals from around Georgia came together to recognize the industry that informs and entertains more than 95% of the…

FCC Reorganizes Field Offices

At yesterday’s open meeting, the FCC adopted a plan to modernize its field operations within the Enforcement Bureau. According to the FCC, the plan will improve efficiency, effectively manage Commission resources and align enforcement activities with contemporary needs for a field enforcement presence. The plan refocuses the field offices on enforcement of radio frequency spectrum…

FCC Channel-Sharing Webinar Rescheduled for August 13

By a Public Notice released this afternoon (DA-15-838A1.pdf), the FCC rescheduled the webinar on Incentive Auction-related channel sharing from July 22.  The new date and time is Thursday August 13, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. On June 12, 2015, the Commission released the First Order on Reconsideration1 modifying the rules for the reverse auction channel sharing…

FREE SALES WEBINAR: Raising Revenues with Co-op

Georgia Association of Broadcasters presents… Radio Advertising Bureau’s Raising Revenues with Co-op One-Hour, Live Online Webinar Thursday, July 23, 2015 (11:00 am Eastern/10:00 am Central/9:00 am Mountain/8:00 am Pacific) Presenter: Brandeis C. Hall, RAB’s VP/Professional Development Each year, millions of co-op dollars go unused because sellers don’t know about it or don’t know how to…

FCC REVISES PLAN FOR FIELD OFFICE CLOSURES

Statement from the House Energy and Commerce Committee WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced an agreement with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to amend the FCC’s plans to close FCC field offices. “Communities across America will continue to be served even as the commission becomes more efficient –…

FREE SALES WEBINAR: Better Creative For Better Results

Your State Broadcast Association presents. . . Radio Advertising Bureau’s Better Creative For Better Results One-Hour, Live Online Webinar Thursday, June 11, 2015 (11:00 am Eastern/10:00 am Central/9:00 am Mountain/8:00 am Pacific) Presenter: Brandeis C. Hall, RAB’s VP/Professional Development “Writing is easy; you just sit at the keyboard until little drops of blood appear on…

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: The Lighthouse

St. Mary’s is about as South Georgia as you can get. Bob and I were traveling there to visit John Long at the Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame. Along the way we came a cross a peculiar, lighthouse-shaped structure with the familiar silhouette of an AM-tower behind it. I recognized the sign on…