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BlueFrame Technology sponsored, exhibited, and presented at ARKCON 2022. Their session can be viewed below!
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.
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...
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.
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
- What’s Next for Next Gen TV? FCC Seeks Comments on The Status of Next Gen TV and Sunset of Two Rules.by Paul J. Feldman
The FCC has just released a Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-22-47A1.pdf seeking comments on the state of the Next Generation Television (“Next Gen TV” or “ATSC 3.0”) transition, and on the scheduled sunset of two rules adopted in 2017. Generally, the FNPRM seeks comments on the progress of broadcasters’ voluntary deployment of...… Continue Reading
- FCC Sets Comment Period for Franken FM NPRMby Matt McCormick and Jackie Fisher
The FCC has set the comment period in the FM6 (a/k/a Franken FM) proceeding. Comments with respect to the FCC’s May 18th Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) will be due on July 18th, 2022. Reply comments will be due on August 1, 2022. Those who wish to comment should refer to the filing instructions provided...… Continue Reading
- Repacked Stations: Final Deadline for Submitting Invoices for Reimbursementby Brianna Perrone and Sara Hinkle
The Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau (Bureau) has released a public notice reminding all low power TV and TV translator (LPTV/translator) stations, multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), and FM stations that they must submit all remaining invoices in the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund no later than September 6, 2022. All licensees are encouraged...… Continue Reading
- FCC Considering Future of FM6 Stationsby Matt McCormick, Kathleen Victory and Jackie Fisher
When the Federal Communications Commission meets on June 8, it is slated to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding FM6 stations, commonly referred to as “Franken FMs.” The FCC has released a draft of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that is expected to be adopted at its June 8th meeting. This will be the...… Continue Reading
- FCC Announces Legacy CORES to be Decommissioned July 15, 2022by Kathleen Victory and Jackie Fisher
On Friday, May 27th, the FCC issued a Public Notice announcing that the Legacy Commission Registration System (Legacy CORES) – currently used to obtain and update FRNs for individuals, licensees and other entities doing business with the FCC – would be decommissioned on Friday, July 15th, 2022 at 6pm. After that time, the current Commission...… Continue Reading
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