1. Commissioners Starks and Carr Reconfirmed to FCC
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioners Geoffrey Starks and Brendan Carr have been reconfirmed to their positions on the Commission.
🤝 "We are eager to continue working with Commissioners Starks and Carr, and the full Commission, to modernize policies that allow local broadcasters to best serve our communities," said NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt.
2. Get Ready for Radio's Biggest Night and the Broadcast Content Summit
Radio's biggest night is nearly sold out. Don't miss the celebration featuring some of the biggest names in the business. Claim your seat now to join your peers on Wednesday, October 25 in New York City for the 2023 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, brought to you by Xperi.
More seats are available now for the Broadcast Content Summit. Don't miss your chance to attend the all-new Broadcast Content Summit during NAB Show New York, designed for TV and radio broadcasters, programmers and content creators.
Join your peers on Thursday, October 26 to get exclusive insights and strategies on key topics including AI, AM radio, the connected car, audience engagement and more. Check out the session lineup here.
3. Attract and Retain Broadcasting Talent and Create Winning AM Radio Programming
NAB Show New York panelists MaryEllen Marsilliat-Falkner, executive vice president and chief people officer, Cox Media Group, and Kevin Perry, founder and CEO, Perry Publishing and Broadcasting, give listeners a sneak preview of their sessions on how to bolster AM radio engagement and audience numbers; attract and retain broadcasting talent and how stations can stay ahead of change.
4. Now Open: Ownership Report Filing Window
The window for commercial and noncommercial broadcasters to file their upcoming 2023 ownership reports is now open.
All reports must be submitted by December 1, 2023.
Questions? Contact the NAB Legal department at (866) 682-0276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. NAB on the Move
NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt visited the Minnesota Broadcasters Association (MAB), and participated in a fireside chat with Wendy Paulson, president, MAB.
Charlyn Stanberry, vice president of Government Relations, NAB, spoke on a panel at the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters' annual fall Broadcast Management Conference.
NAB hosted the Senate Press Secretaries Association for a panel discussion featuring D.C. bureau chiefs from Salem Radio Network, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Gray Television and Sinclair Broadcast Group. The panel, facilitated by NAB's senior vice president of Communications Alex Siciliano discussed how they connect legislators with their hometown stations.
6. TV Stations: Certify Your 13 GHz Licenses
The FCC released a Public Noticerequiring broadcasters to certify the accuracy of their 13 GHz licenses by November 29.
🚨 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 the November deadline.
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.
7. Air New Safe to Sleep Radio Spots
Refresh your station's public service announcement creative at NAB's Spot Center, a destination for local radio and television broadcasters seeking public educational materials from credible organizations.
October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month.
New radio spots from the National Institutes of Health's Safe to Sleep campaign encourage safe sleep habits to lower infants' risk of SIDS.