Category: Industry News

Pai proposes police-protecting EAS alerts.

The FCC chairman wants to add so-called “Blue Alerts” to the Emergency Alert System, warning the public about missing, seriously-injured or killed law enforcement officers—an AMBER alert system for LEOs. In announcing the proposal, Commissioner Pai noted, “As we have…

LRFA rolls up three more.

The Local Radio Freedom Act has picked up three more cosponsors: Representatives Anthony Brown (D-M.D.), Mike Simpson (R-ID), and Claudia Tenney ®-NY). That brings the total to 180 cosponsors in the House and 22 in the Senate.

NAB promotes LRFA.

The National Association of Broadcasters has placed another pro-radio ad in the print edition of The Hill. The ad’s headline is a quote from Country artist Keith Urban: “A huge amount of my audience still listens to radio. That’s where…

New tax certificate bill introduced.

Representative G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) introduced “the Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act 2017” that would institute tax certificates to be introduced to those who sell their stations to minority or female buyers. Furthermore, the measure would ask the FCC to limit…