NYSBA Files EAS Plan with FCC’s New Online System

The FCC has updated its EAS Rules. Consistent with the new regulations, all states must now file their EAS plan online by July 5th. Last night, we submitted our plan to the FCC’s new EAS web portal. The purpose of the online platform is to provide the FCC with a uniform EAS approach across all 50 states. The plan includes …

No National EAS Test in 2022

According to FEMA, there will be no EAS or IPAWS test for broadcasters in 2022. This was announced at the NAB last week. According to a report appearing in “Inside Radio,” FEMA Deputy Assistant Administrator Antwane Johnson stated: “It will not happen this year,” said Antwane Johnson, FEMA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator. “We are planning to do that in the early …

NYSBA Offers SBE Certification Courses as New Member Benefit for 2022

In an effort to enhance the technical and engineering aspects of broadcasting, the Board of Directors has authorized NYSBA to subsidize the cost of member station employees that want to take certification courses offered by the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). This member benefit is open to station employees that receive a W-2 from the station. It does not apply …

NYSBA to Subsidize ABIP Inspection Costs for Member Stations

The COVID pandemic has resulted in a significant decline in advertising revenues for many stations. While getting better, revenue streams remain low. To help stations come back, the Board of Directors has directed NYSBA to begin subsidizing the costs of ABIP inspections for stations that are members in good standing. Eligible stations must be: 1) current with their NYSBA dues …

SBE Online Engineering Courses for Member Employees

NYSBA has contracted with the Society of Broadcast Engineers to provide online courses that will provide the basics of both radio and television broadcasting. Click HERE for more information.   CLICK HERE FOR THE NEXT STORY

Portal for Interference and Pirate Radio Complaints

FCC has changed its website portal for filing interference complaints, including pirate radio complaints. The Commission has established two separate portals. One portal is for “licensees”  and the other portal is for “consumers.” Licensee Complaints: If your station has an interference complaint, you must file that complaint on the new ESIX Portal. This includes all types of interference, including interference …