Update: The National Weather Service has postponed the EAS Tornado Test until March 24th. On March 23 the NWS will test the plans and responses to a live EAS Tornado Test (TOR) to take place between 10:00-10:30am. This event is being held in conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week and in preparation for the upcoming tornado season. Be sure to check the operational status of your EAS boxes and communicate the
In February IBA made another successful trip to Washington as part of the 2016 NAB State Leadership Conference. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), a member of the Senate Commerce and Appropriations Committees, addressed the conference along with FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, who spoke to the enforcement against pirate radio and invited broadcasters to submit to the FCC their input on outdated regulations or burdens
IBA President, Kevin Schrader attended the NAB FCC Advocacy Day, meeting with the FCC Commissioners and their staff to discuss policy issues and the impact of Commission regulations on the everyday operation of Iowa radio and television stations.
KCVM-FM, Cedar Falls and WMT-AM, Cedar Rapids have been named two of 50 finalists for a 2016 NAB Crystal Radio Award recognizing excellence in community service. NAB Crystal Awards recognize stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to public service with winners to be announced during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, April 19th in Las Vegas. Crystal Award finalists were chosen by a panel of judges representi
New in 2016 – stations will chose the option of participating in either a Tuesday Morning or Thursday Afternoon webinar. The RAB webinar choices for this month are either February 9th at 10:00am or February 11th at 3:00pm. Information including Log-In details for the February RAB training webinar.
Managers Non-Technical Webinar – January 20 @ 1:00pm Central Time. Non-Tech Webinar for Managers and EMAs: Topic: IPAWS Supported State/Regional Testing (ISSRT) Non-Technical Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 2:00 pm, Eastern Time / 1:00 pm, Central Time Event address for attendees: https://femaipawslab.webex.com/femaipawslab/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2d7f767ce7be1ccefcca4306fbf68d7d Or http://tiny url.com
All Iowa Stations: FORWARD TO ENGINEERS, OPERATORS AND PROGRAM DIRECTORS. You may have read about the regional state IPAWS testing which FEMA is doing. They started with a single state, West Virginia, and moved on to a north-south string of states from Michigan to Tennessee. That test was followed by a six state test in New England and most recently a group composed of four southwestern states plus two north central
New in 2016 – stations will chose the option of participating in either a Tuesday Morning or Thursday Afternoon webinar. The RAB webinar choices for this month are either January 19nd at 10:00am or January 21 at 3:00pm. Information including Log-In details for the January IBA/RAB training webinar.
Iowa EAS RMT Schedule for 2016 is now available in the Stations section of the IBA web site in Legal and Regulatory area. A reminder…State EAS tests are always the first Wednesday of the month and times are approximate.