Congratulations to “Serving New York” Award Recipients in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse

U.S. Representative Brian Higgins congratulated Buffalo broadcasters on their public service accomplishments and discussed the plans for revitalizing Buffalo. Congratulations to the following stations: Buffalo Award Recipients WIVB/WLNO-TV: “Coats 4 Kids” WUTV/WNYO-TV:  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “6th Annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk”, “Annual Prescription Drug Drop-Off,” and “Get Hairy for Charity -Childhood […]

U.S. Rep. Tonko Headlines Albany “Serving New York” Luncheon

U.S. Representative Paul Tonko attended our recent Serving New York Awards Luncheon in Albany.  He shared his views on the issues of the day and thanked the winning stations for their community service.  Congratulations to the following “Serving New York” Award recipients: Albany Area Stations WGY 810 AM & 103.1FM; The River 99.5 (Clear Channel) […]

HALL OF FAME RECEPTION November 28, 2012

The New York State Broadcasters Association Hall Of Fame Reception, will be held on November 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM at The Paley Center, 25 West 52nd Street, New York City.   If  you wish to attend this event please call our office at 518-456-8888 or email Sandy Messineo at Congratulations to this year’s Hall of Fame inductees! […]

Serving New York In the Public Interest

Congratulations to “Serving New York” Award Recipients Glens Falls Area Award Recipients WCFE-TV Mountain lake Public Broadcasting – “Vision to Action” WKBE 100.3 FM “The Point” – “Kayaking 4A Cure” WQAR Star 101.3 FM – “Postcards from WIAWAKA” Poughkeepsie Area Award Recipients WDNB 102 FM – “Boys and Girls Club Dinner, Celebrity Tip Challenge” WHUD 100.7 FM […]

Internet Radio Fairness Act Seeks to Balance Radio Streaming Rates

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R UT), the legislation (HR 6480) would insure that all forms of digital radio, whether satellite, cable, or Internet compete against each other on a level playing field.  Companion legislation (S.3609) has been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Ron Wyden (D OR). The proposed legislation is significantly different from other performance […]

FCC Kicks Off TV Spectrum Auction Proceeding

FCC launches proceeding to conduct “inventive” TV spectrum auctions and repacking rules. FCC looks to hold auctions in 2014. New York TV stations affected.   Click here to learn more.

Nadler Introduces Radio Performance Tax Bill

8/27/12 Rep. Jerry Nadler (D. NY) has restarted the performance tax debate by introducing the “Interim Fairness in Radio Starting Today Act of 2012,” (Interim FIRST Act of 2012.)  The bill increases performance fees paid by radio stations that simulcast a live Internet radio feed.  In effect, the bill adds a new performance fee, based […]