The “common sense” reason for every station to use ABIP

By Hannah Osborne In an ever-changing broadcasting landscape, maintaining the profitability of stations is of utmost importance, a fine by the FCC may put a damper on these ambitions.  Within the functions of the FCC, the organization has the responsibility to ensure that stations are properly maintaining operations. When stations become licensed by the FCC they…

2019 National EAS Test

The FCC has extended the deadline for ETRS Form One. FEMA has announced that the 2019 National Periodic Test (NPT) will issued Wednesday, August 7 at 2:20 PM EDT (18:20 GMT). The alternate date is Wednesday, August 21, 2019.   The Bureau also announced that the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) is open and accepting 2019…

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.…

GAB Interview with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

ATLANTA, GA– On March 19, 2019 the Georgia Chamber hosted a breakfast with Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Ajit Pai and NBA legend, Dominique Wilkins to discuss 5G technology. Before the breakfast, Chairman Pai sat down with GAB President, Bob Houghton and Director of Digital Media and Communications, McKenzie Lewis for an interview. Watch the full…

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.…