Bob Knight Tribute

We showed this very special tribute to legendary Arkansan Bob Knight at our convention this year, and we are so thankful for the legacy that he left in every industry and relationship that he touched.

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ABA Board of Directors Slated for Annual Meeting

Members of the Arkansas Broadcasters Association are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Association, scheduled for Friday, May 13 beginning with breakfast at 8:00 AM. The location of the meeting is the grand ballroom of the DoubleTree Little Rock, located at...

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May 2022 Regulatory Update

Special thanks to the attorneys at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP in Washington, DC for providing this summary of regulatory news for our Arkansas Broadcasters! Download the update HERE.

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Political Broadcasting Webinar

As election season approaches, the FCC has been scrutinizing broadcaster compliance with the political broadcasting rules and political file requirements like never before. Will YOU be prepared? Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth attorneys Frank Montero and Sara Hinkle...

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Celebrating 100 Years of Arkansas Radio

Disclaimer: The information found below was gathered according to information from the book Arkansas Airwaves by Ray Poindexter and the Pine Bluff Advertising & Promotion Commission. The year 2022 marks a century of Arkansas radio broadcasters entertaining,...

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New FCC Filing Procedures

Yesterday, the FCC released a public notice outlining new filing procedures eliminating use of the Consolidated Database System (CDBS) as of 5PM Eastern time on January 12. According to the Commission "this action is necessary due to pressing technical issues that...

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Political Rate Periods

Important 2022 Election Dates: Primary Election Date: Tuesday, May 24 General Election Date: Tuesday, November 8 - LUC Window Opens: 45 days prior to Primary Election and 60 days prior to General Election* *Day 45/60 is the day before election day Stations have the...

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Welcome to the ABA!

Arkansas Broacasters, welcome to the ABA's newly designed website! From the Members Portal to the Broadcaster Directory and everything in between, we encourage our membership to enjoy this useful resource and utilize it to the fullest. We will continually be looking...

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  • FCC’s Spectrum Auction Authority Expires
    by Mark Malonzo

    On March 9, 2023, the FCC’s spectrum auction authority expired for the first time since it was initially granted in 1993.  The authority enabled the FCC to auction spectrum when it received conflicting applications for a frequency in the wireless or broadcast services.    Under the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, the FCC’s spectrum auction authority...… Continue Reading

  • FCC Implements New STIR/SHAKEN and Robocall Mitigation Rules
    by Daniel Brown

    At the FCC Commissioners’ meeting on March 16, the FCC imposed new STIR/SHAKEN and robocall mitigation requirements on all providers, including intermediate providers and regardless of their STIR/SHAKEN implementation status.  All providers are now required to take “reasonable steps” to mitigate illegal robocall traffic and must submit a certification and mitigation plan to the Commission’s...… Continue Reading

  • Upcoming FCC Telecom Deadlines
    by Daniel Brown

    March 31  Supply Chain Annual Report – Providers of advanced communications services that purchased, rented, leased, or otherwise obtained covered communications equipment and services on the Covered List in 2022 must submit an annual report on or before March 31, 2023 covering information as of December 31, 2022.  The current version of the Covered List...… Continue Reading

  • Fletcher Heald Attorneys Work with the NAB Leadership Foundation to Mold Future Broadcast Leaders
    by FHH Law

    On March 17th our very own Frank Montero and Seth Williams presented a lecture on how to close a broadcast station acquisition to the latest class of industry leaders.  The session was part of the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation’s Broadcast Leadership Training Program (BLT).  We are thrilled to be among the supporters of...… Continue Reading

  • Gigi Sohn Withdraws as FCC Commissioner Nominee Leaving Commission Deadlocked
    by Brianna Perrone and Frank Montero

    On March 7, 2023, Gigi Sohn, President Biden’s nominee to the Federal Communications Commission, withdrew following a bitter 16-month lobbying battle which blocked her Senate confirmation. Ms. Sohn was first nominated on October 26, 2021, but failed to receive a confirmation vote in the Senate. The White House renominated Sohn on January 3, 2023. From 2013...… Continue Reading




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