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MBA Board of Directors Announcement

MISSOURI BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT/CEO Board chooses a career broadcaster and a familiar face JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., January 10, 2023 – The Missouri Broadcasters Association Board of Directors announced Tuesday the hiring of Chad Mahoney as the association’s next President/CEO. Mahoney, now in his 32nd year of broadcasting, has worked for family-owned and publicly traded stations in various positions in Illinois, Oklahoma and Missouri. He has spent the past 14 years as the News Director of WGEM AM-FM-TV in the Hannibal/Quincy market. Read More

2023 Missouri State-Wide EAS Test Schedule

All Required Monthly Tests occur the third Tuesday of the month unless there is a scheduling conflict with one of the state’s major sports teams. Tests will take place at approximately 11:18 AM on odd months and at 11:18 PM on even months. All monthly tests are generated by the Missouri Highway Patrol. DATE SCHEDULED TEST TIME January 17, 2023 – 11:18 AM February 21, Read More

Join us for the 2023 Hubbard Radio St. Louis/MBA Radio Talent Institute!

The Radio Talent Institute is returning to our state next summer after a three year absence. National Radio Talent System (NRTS), now a division of the Radio Advertising Bureau, will run the revamped program and Hubbard Radio is the major underwriter for this event. This will be the fourth time RTI will have occurred in Missouri. The talent incubator spans ten days and is led by broadcast professionals that bring their real-world industry knowledge from around the state and country to educate students. Read More

INDUSTRY NEWS

Emergency Alert System – New Rules and Many Changes By Gregg P. Skall

Courtesy TLP Law

The security of the nation’s alert and warning systems is essential to helping safeguard the lives and property of all Americans. 

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FCC Publishes NPRM on Satellite/Earth Station Application Process in Fed. Reg.

Courtesy TLP Law

On January 17, 2023, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) seeking comment on changes to the rules,

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Computer Modeled Proofs of FM Directional Antennas

By Gregg P. Skall
Telecommunications Law Professionals PLLC
Last May, the FCC changed its rules to make it significantly easier for FM radio broadcasters to verify their directional patterns. 

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FCC Releases NPRM on Licensed Spectrum for Unmanned Aircraft

Courtesy TLP Law

On January 4, 2023, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) seeking comment on three proposals to promote access by unmanned aircraft (“UA”) to licensed spectrum.

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FCC Releases January Open Meeting Tentative Agenda

Courtesy TLP Law

On January 5, 2023, the FCC released the Tentative Agenda for the January Open Meeting scheduled for January 26,

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FCC Releases NPRM on Satellite/Earth Station Application Process

Courtesy TLP Law

On December 22, 2022, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) seeking comment on changes to the rules,

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