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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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NEWS FROM OUR FCC LEGAL COUNSEL:

  • FCC Seeks to Fill Challenging Gap in STIR/SHAKEN Robocall Defenses
    by Brianna Perrone and Tony Lee

    The FCC Launches Formal Review of How to Bring Non-IP Phone Networks into Caller ID Authentication Ecosystem to Protect Consumers On October 27, 2022, the FCC released a Notice of Inquiry which launches a formal review to consider ways to improve the accuracy of robocall blocking and consumer warning tools for phone networks that are...… Continue Reading

  • More Emergency Alert System Proposed Changes and Reporting Requirements
    by Anne Goodwin Crump

    To accompany its recently adopted modifications to the requirements for the Emergency Alert System (“EAS”), the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) to address the FCC’s ongoing concerns about operational readiness and the security of the EAS system from being acted or otherwise misused by bad actors. Comments on...… Continue Reading

  • Emergency Alert System Required Changes
    by Anne Goodwin Crump

    The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) recently adopted modifications to the requirements for the Emergency Alert System (“EAS”), and the new rules will go into effect on December 12, 2022.  Fortunately, however, EAS participants, which include most radio and television stations, have one year, until December 12, 2023, in which to make the necessary changes to...… Continue Reading

  • FCC Publishes Draft of National Broadband Map: Challenge Process Officially Begins
    by Sara Hinkle

    On November 18th, the FCC published a draft of the long-awaited updated National Broadband Map.  This version of the map shows the availability of fixed and mobile broadband as reported by internet service providers (“ISPs”) as of June 30, 2022.  This map endeavors to improve upon the FCC’s broadband data collection via Form 477, which...… Continue Reading

  • FCC Fines Gray Television for Violation of Ownership Rules
    by Madison Laton

    This week, the FCC issued a Forfeiture Order imposing a penalty of over $500,000 against Gray Television, Inc. for violating the FCC’s rule prohibiting ownership of two top-four television stations in the same Nielsen Designated Market Area (DMA).  Gray acquired the CBS network affiliation for KTVA(TV), Anchorage, Alaska, and the FCC found that this action...… Continue Reading

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