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Use of EAS Tones in Promo Results in 504k Fine

January 27, 2023

The lesson:  do not use EAS tones outside of actual EAS alerts.  On January 23, the FCC proposed a $504,000 fine against FOX Corporation and its television subsidiaries for using the alerting tones of the Emergency Broadcast System in a promotional announcement aired on the company’s television network on November 28, 2021.

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NAB Membership Town Hall Identifies Broadcast Issues and Priorities in 2023

January 27, 2023

On January 19, The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) hosted a virtual town hall to brief NAB members on advocacy and business issues as Congress begins its 118th Session and the House of Representatives switches party control. NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt was joined by senior executives and public policy experts to offer updates on the association’s work, priorities and initiatives.

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PitchFest ’23 Coming February 9

January 24, 2023

PitchFest ‘23 gives broadcasters and agency representatives the opportunity to network and make connections. We had success last year and heard everyone’s feedback. The MAB will hold two events this year, one on February 9, 2023 and the second in late July. The MAB will provide a half day of virtual interactions between MAB member stations and ad agencies.

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MAB Member Benefit Spotlight

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ATSC 3.0 – Where It Stands and Where It’s Going in 2023 and Beyond

On February 16 at 1 p.m. Eastern, MAB members have the opportunity to hear from Madeleine Noland, President of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC).

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Broadcast Station Site Safety Assessments

Unfortunately, media outlets and personnel have become targets of violence and harassment.  In an effort to help provide protection to broadcasters in Michigan, the MAB and Michigan State Police Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Desk are partnering to help broadcast stations ensure safety for their staff and facilities by offering Station Site Safety Assessments that will evaluate and make practical recommendations of security operations at broadcast stations and identify options for facility owners and operators to mitigate against relevant threats.

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Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program

The Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) is a unique partnership between the MAB and the FCC to ensure compliance with federal regulations and to avoid surprise inspections. Stations that pass the inspection receive a three-year Certification of Compliance.

 

Mark Your Calendar

The MAB hosts events for all Michigan broadcasters throughout the year both in-person and online.  Along with the continuing education opportunities, the MAB connects broadcasters with chances to network and celebrate during awards ceremonies.  Keep track of the MAB opportunities on the events calendar.

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2023 Great Lakes Media Show

Join the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the MAB Foundation as we come together to educate, connect, and celebrate at the re-imagined 2023 Great Lakes Media Show.

Golf Scramble

Support the future of Michigan broadcasting during an unFOREgettable day with the MAB Foundation. Proceeds directly benefit the 2023 MAB Foundation Scholarship Program.

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