NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith On The Last Year, And What’s Ahead

NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith offered remarks on the state of the industry, and on his year-end farewell from public service, at the association's State Leadership Conference. We're pleased to share them in their entirety.

Complex and Infeasable: EAS Alerts Via Streaming Services

The NAB on Friday filed comments with the FCC regarding a proposal to extend the Emergency Alert System to the Internet — including through streaming services. Congress is requesting a study of the issue. But, the NAB cautions that updating EAS to enable internet alerts would be too complex, and likely infeasible, at this time.

Here Are The 2020 Broadcast Leadership Training Graduates!

The BLT program teaches the fundamentals of purchasing, owning and operating radio and television stations to senior-level broadcast executives, particularly women and people of color, who aspire to advance as group executives or station owners.

Upcoming FCC Broadcast Deadlines: What To Know

The team at Fletcher Heald & Hildreth has put together an update on the important broadcast media FCC regulatory deadlines operators will need to take note of in the next several weeks. Here's a look at what should go on the calendar today.
FCC

OEA Deputy Chief To Retire, Ending 24 Years at FCC

She's been at the FCC since 1997, and in her time at the Commission oversaw two-thirds of the Commission's auctions. She served under nine FCC Chairs. Now, she's set to retire, and an Acting Deputy Chief in the Office of Economics and Analytics has been named to succeed her.

What Lies Ahead for Section 230?

A panel discussion will be hosted by AEI visiting scholar Mark Jamison, and it puts a magnifying glass on proposals to reform Section 230 — and on whether the law has fulfilled its original promise.

Wanted: ‘A Voluntary Roadmap’ for Next-Gen Emergency Messaging

The Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) Alliance is hosting a virtual summit next week that will bring together broadcasters and other private sector players with the nation’s largest alerting authorities to discuss next generation emergency messaging.

NAB Chides Microsoft’s TV White Spaces ‘Empty Promises’

NAB's Deputy General Counsel has responded to a new attempt by Microsoft to overturn recently adopted FCC rules that allow broadcasters to further the deployment of NextGen TV services through the voluntary rollout of ATSC 3.0. In his view, Microsoft's request submitted to the Commission can't hide its "empty promises" to deploy TV white space devices.

Two Florida LPTVs Face Fines For License Renewal Delays

A pair of low-powered digital television stations in the Sunshine State — one due east of Panama City and the other to the northwest of this one-time Spring Break capital — have each been warned by the FCC that they could face a financial penalty for failing to file their license renewal applications in a timely manner.

Summertime FCC Deadlines for Broadcast Media

Radio and Television license applications are due Tuesday (6/1) for stations located in several states. What are the other highly important deadlines you should take note of between now and the end of August? Fletcher Heald & Hildreth put together a handy checklist that's worth sharing with your leadership team.
Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith Honored For A Lifetime Of Leadership

The formal presentation of the honor to the former Republican U.S. Senator from Oregon is set for Radio's Financial Summit: Forecast 2022, scheduled for November 16 at the Harvard Club in New York.
The White House

House E&C GOP Leaders Push Broadband Bill To Biden

Two key House GOP Members have just paid a trip to the White House. Why? To talk about the "American Broadband Act" — a topic broadcasting executives may wish to pay more attention to, given the rapid growth of streaming audio and Connected TV/OTT platforms.
Acting FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

An LPFM Rule Reconsideration On The FCC’s July Agenda

Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has outlined the agenda for the agency's June 17 Open Commission Meeting. While radio and TV broadcasting leaders have had little of late to be mindful of, there is a matter involving low-power radio stations that may be worthy of your attention. 

A New MMTC President/CEO Is Named as Coley Retires

The woman who has served as President/CEO of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) is no longer in the role. Effective today, Maurita Coley has retired from the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group. Her replacement is immediately taking over her position.
All Things Considered

‘All Things Considered’: The Next NAB Broadcasting Hall Entrant

The honor will be bestowed upon NPR's signature afternoon news and analysis program at the 2021 NAB Show. Executive producer Cara Tallo and host Ailsa Chang will accept the award at the NAB Show Welcome event. "ATC" celebrated its 50th year of broadcasting in May.
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