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 Extends Deadline for January Online Public File Uploads and Other Filings
    by Jackie Fisher

    On Friday, January 27, the FCC further extended the deadline for entities to complete certain required Online Public Inspection File (“OPIF”) uploads and certain Licensing and Management System (“LMS”) filings. The new due date for these uploads will be February 28, 2023. On January 6, 2023, following wide reports of technical challenges impacting licensee’s ability...… Continue Reading

  • FCC Broadcast Filing Deadlines for January and February
    by Brianna Perrone and Daniel Brown

    January 30, 2023 Children’s Television Programming Reports – Each commercial TV and Class A television station must electronically file its annual Children’s Television Programming Report, on FCC Form 2100 Schedule H, to report on programming aired by the station and other efforts in 2022 that were specifically designed to serve the educational and informational needs...… Continue Reading

  • President Biden Renominates Sohn to FCC
    by Brianna Perrone and Frank Montero

    After a drawn-out Senate battle last year which resulted in no confirmation, President Joe Biden has once again nominated Gigi Sohn for the fifth FCC Commissioner seat. Sohn, a former top FCC adviser, is also the co-founder of Public Knowledge, a non-profit advocating for copyright, telecommunications, and internet policies. If confirmed, Sohn would fill out...… Continue Reading

  • FCC Online Public File Woes
    by Kathleen Victory

    As many of you are aware – especially those subject to the looming January 10th issues/programs list upload deadline – the FCC’s online public file system has been painfully slow or nonfunctional since the beginning of this year.  As a result, the FCC issued a public notice on Friday extending the time for uploading all...… Continue Reading

  • Upcoming Deadlines
    by Daniel Brown

    With the new year around the corner, it is that time of year when we start to fill out upcoming deadlines in our new calendars! Below find a list of the approaching broadcast deadlines to keep an eye on. January 10, 2023 Issues/Programs Lists – For all commercial and noncommercial radio, television, and Class A television...… Continue Reading




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