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Happy New Year: A Time to Reflect on 2011

Hurricane Irene reminded us of how important local broadcasters are to their communities during emergencies. NYSBA has prepared a “video salute”  acknowledging the efforts of our radio and televisions station members during this crisis.  

NY Delegation Weighs in on TV Spectrum

Senator Schumer and members of the New York Congressional delegation expressed their concerns about the need to protect TV station coverage areas recently in separate letters. Because the FCC’s spectrum reclamation proposal will create spectrum shortages along the Canadian border, Senator Schumer asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to explore a new spectrum agreement with […]

IMPORTANT – REVISED EAS MONITORING ASSIGNMENTS

WE URGE YOU TO REVIEW AND TEST WHETHER YOUR STATION CAN RECEIVE THE STATIONS YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO MONITOR.  SEE ATTACHED REVISED LIST. BASED ON FEEDBACK FROM STATIONS, WE HAVE REVISED THE MONITORING ASSIGNMENT LIST. EAS DEPENDS ON STATIONS MONITORING OTHER STATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY MESSAGE, AND THEN REBROADCASTING THAT MESSAGE THE SYSTEM BREAKSDOWN IF A […]

NATIONAL EAS TEST: NOVEMBER 9, 2011

FEMA will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on NOVEMBER 9, 2011, AT 2PM EASTERN. CLICK TO ACCESS IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND PSA’s. As most of you know, FEMA will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on November 9, 2011 at 2 PM Eastern. The test will last […]

“We Are New York” Campaign Coming to Local Markets

We are kicking off our “WE ARE NEW YORK” Campaign with a series of meetings and luncheons starting in Buffalo (9/20); Rochester (9/21); Syracuse (9/22); Watertown (breakfast 9/23); Binghamton (10/3); Albany (10/4); Poughkeepsie (10/25); NYC (10/26); Long Island (10/27) and Plattsburgh (11/2).  Details are being sent in a separate email. All Radio & TV General […]

Request for Video/Audio Regarding Your Efforts During Hurricane Irene

Let me take this opportunity to congratulate New York’s radio & TV stations for outstanding coverage of hurricane/tropical storm Irene. We would like to put together a video/audio collage of your efforts.  We will use this for a variety of purposes, including our lobbying efforts going forward. Radio Stations:  A representative audio clip of your […]

“WE ARE NEW YORK” Campaign Coming to Local Markets

We are kicking off our “WE ARE NEW YORK” Campaign with a series of meetings and luncheons starting in Buffalo (9/20); Rochester (9/21); Syracuse (9/22); Watertown (breakfast 9/23); Binghamton (10/3); Albany (10/4); Poughkeepsie (10/25); NYC (10/26); Long Island (10/27) and Plattsburgh (11/2).  Details are being sent in a separate email. All Radio & TV General […]

THE DIGITAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

The NYSBA’s 3rd ANNUAL Advanced Digital Leadership Academy is designed for your top digital seller. Twenty-five professionals have been chosen to attend a two day training seminar, which will take them to the next level of digital selling (September 26th & 27th at the Doral Arrowwood Conference Center in Rye Brook, NY). Congratulations to all […]

NEW YORK RADIO BROADCASTERS APPLAUD NEW LAW MAKING UNLICENSED AM/FM RADIO OPERATION ILLEGAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2011 ALBANY, NY: Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation making the operation of an AM or FM radio station without a license illegal in the state of New York. Violations will be treated as a “Class A” misdemeanor. The new law gives local law enforcement an important tool to protect […]

NYSBA Weighs in on TV Spectrum Battle

A consensus has been building in Washington to allow “voluntary” incentive auctions of TV spectrum.  Obviously, any incentive auctions must be truly voluntary.  Moreover, TV stations wishing to remain serving their communities should be held harmless by; 1) not reducing our coverage areas, 2) not forcing stations on to channels that are difficult to receive, […]