The Iowa Supreme Court this spring amended its Rules for Expanded News Media Coverage to address new technology and newsgathering practices. Journalists are now allowed to live report via mobile devices from the state’s courtrooms. However, they must request permission in advance from the regional ENMC coordinators and must also wear IDs that include their name and media affiliation, so the judge can distinguis
The FCC fees that must be paid by commercial broadcasters when they file most applications with the FCC are available. See David Oxenford’s article here about the July 3 effective date, and his article here about the adoption of the new higher fees. The FCC has released a full guide to the fees – setting out how much broadcasters must pay. You can find the new Fees Filing Guide here.
On Tuesday, the STELA bill passed the House of Representatives under suspension of the rules, with a voice vote. This bill is the House Commerce bill merged with the clean Judiciary bill. NAB took a neutral position on this bill, which does the following: (1) Extends expiring STELA provisions for another five-year term; (2) Prohibits joint retransmission consent negotiations; (3) Provides broadcasters additional time
Jim Coloff, Coloff Media, Cedar Falls, has been named IBA President for 2014/15. First elected to the Board in 2010, Coloff has previously served the IBA as Treasurer and Vice-President. Other officers elected to the 2014/15 Board were Vice-President, Kevin Schrader, KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids and Treasurer Greg List, O-Town Communications, Ottumwa. Directors serving on 2014/15 IBA Board of Directors include: Bill Wells,
It was a packed house, with over 200 broadcasters attending this year’s Summer Convention and IBA Awards Luncheon, held June 26 at the West Des Moines Marriott, where NAB Executive Vice-President for Radio, John David, delivered the Keynote address and 2014 IBA Scholarship students, Tanner Heinrichs and Jason Vizzini were recognized. Jim Field, General Manager, KJAN, Atlantic was named Broadcaster of the Year and Ton
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the finalists for the 2014 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced September 11 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards 25th Anniversary Dinner & Show, held during the 2014 Radio Show in Indianapolis. LEGENDARY STATION KCBS-AM San Francisco, CA KXLY-AM Spokane, WA WFAN-
July brings a number of new regulatory dates for broadcasters – including the effective dates of two new compliance obligations for small market TV stations, as well as numerous routine regulatory filing dates. July 10 brings one deadline for all broadcast stations – it is the date by which your Quarterly Issues Programs lists, setting out the most important issues that faced your community in the last quarter and t