2. NAB Leadership Foundation Names New Board Members
The NAB Leadership Foundation has named seven new members to its board:
Catherine Badalamente, Graham Media Group
Lynn Beall, TEGNA Inc.
Joe DiScipio, Fox Corporation
Chad Matthews, ABC Owned Television Stations Disney Entertainment
Marian Pittman, Cox Media Group
David Santrella, Salem Media Group
Karen Wishart, Urban One
3. Staying Innovative and Keeping Audiences Engaged
🎙️ Join NAB's Ron Lippock for a conversation with NAB Show New York session moderators RaMona Alexander, vice president and general manager, WDBD-TV and Steve Reynolds, top 10 talent coach at The Reynolds Group, as they give listeners a sneak preview of their upcoming sessions.
Don't miss these and other engaging discussions on the latest TV and radio programming trends at the ultimate networking opportunity – NAB Show New York. Register today to join your peers October 25-26.
4. Deadline Approaching: Must Carry/Retransmission Consent Election
All commercial and noncommercial television stations are required to place a carriage election statement stating whether they elect retransmission consent or must carry on cable and satellite in their online public files (OPIF) on or before October 1, 2023.
Stations that are changing their elections with respect to a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) must also email the affected MVPD and the Commission and attach that email to the statement they upload into OPIF.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the FCC will conduct a nationwide test of the emergency alert system (EAS) at 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 4, 2023.
This handy one-pager has all the information you need about this test, from filing deadlines to steps to take to prepare for the day.
Reminder: The EAS test message must be accessible to individuals with disabilities, pursuant to FCC rules that govern the size, location, scroll speed and other aspects that produce a readily readable message.
6. Air We Are Broadcasters Spots
As we celebrate more than a century of broadcasting this year, we are remindinglawmakers of our enduring value, our constant innovation and the investment we make in our communities to keep them safe and informed.
7. TV Stations Must Certify 13 GHz Licenses by November 29
The FCC released a Public Noticerequiring broadcasters to certify the accuracy of their 13 GHz licenses.
🚨 This is critical: Follow the instructions in the Public Notice or you may lose interference protection of your 13 GHz operations or have your license cancelled.
With limited exceptions, if you hold a license (fixed point-to-point or mobile/ENG) in the 12.7 – 13.25 GHz band you must certify to the FCC by November 29 that the information on the license is accurate and that the facilities are operating as authorized.
If you need to make corrections ("minor modifications") to the license data, you must do so in ULS by November 29.
The FCC put a freeze on major modifications of 13 GHz facilities unless a waiver is granted. Section 1.929(d) of the FCC Rules gives the criteria for major modifications, including changes in transmit antenna location by more than five seconds and changes in emission type. It appears that the FCC will consider waivers that do not increase relocation costs that must be paid by new entrants.
Questions? Contact NAB Legal and Regulatory Affairs' Bob Weller.
8. Ownership Reports Filing Window Opens Soon
The FCC Media Bureau recently released a reminder to commercial and noncommercial broadcasters of their upcoming requirement to file their 2023 ownership reports.
The window for filing ownership reports will open on October 2, 2023, and all reports must be submitted by December 1, 2023.
Questions? Contact the NAB Legal department at (866) 682-0276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. NAB on the Move
This week, NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt and other NAB staff members met with the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations (NASBA) executive committee and special guest Oscar Rodriguez in Whitefish, Mont. LeGeyt also spoke at a dinner hosted by the Montana Broadcasters Association (MBA) board of directors.
10. NAB Member Benefit of the Month: UPS
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