All Commercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations, TV Translators, TV Boosters, and LPTV Stations; Commercial AM and FM Radio Stations, FM Translators, and FM Boosters must file their 2015 Regulatory Fees with the FCC by 11:59 pm (Eastern Daylight Time) on September 24, 2015. The FCC’s automated fling and payment system (Fee Filer) for FY 2015 regulatory fees is now open. All regulatory fee payments must be m
For IBA member stations, this special webinar series is being offered free of charge. The webinar will take place on Thursday, August 20 at 10:00am CDT. These monthly IBA RAB webinars are being offered through the Iowa Broadcasters Association to IBA member stations only. This webinar will be archived for 7-days following the live presentation. Information on the archived webinar will be sent out after August 20.
Kevin Schrader, KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids has been elected IBA President for 2015/16. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2011, Schrader has served the IBA as Treasurer and Vice-President. Other 2015/16 officers are Vice-President, Greg List, O-Town Communications, Ottumwa and Treasurer, Brian Sather KCCI-TV, Des Moines. Directors at Large include: Dennis Bullock, Powell Broadcasting , Sioux City and John Curry,
At the IBA annual meeting held June 25 th, in West Des Moines, John Curry, General Manager of KCAU-TV in Sioux City was elected to new three-year Director’s term on the 2015/16 Board of Directors Welcome, John.
It was a packed house with over 250 broadcasters attending the 2015 IBA Summer Convention and Awards Luncheon, June 25 th at the West Des Moines Marriott. Chair & CEO of Strategic America, Mike Schreurs, delivered the Keynote Address and 2015 IBA-UNI Scholarship students, Samantha Fickett of Dakota Dunes and Madison Steffen , Dunkerton were recognized. Retiring KCCI-TV News Anchor Kevin Cooney was named IBA
WHO-AM/iHeart Media Des Moines has been nominated for a 2015 NAB Marconi Radio Award, in the Medium Market Station of the Year category. The Marconi is one of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Winners will be announced on October 1 at the NAB Radio Awards Dinner and Show in Atlanta.
The Iowa Caucus date has been set for February 1, 2016 and the General Election will be held November 8, 2016. A Reminder… the Lowest Unite Rate window begins 45 days prior to a Caucus and/or Primary and 60 days prior to a General Election. IBA dues paying members can contact one of the two free IBA Legal Hotlines with any and all political advertising questions.
Under the federal Copyright Act, cable/satellite systems operators must pay license royalties to carry distant TV signals on their systems. Ultimately, the Copyright Royalty Board divides the royalties among those copyright owners who claim shares of the royalty fund. Stations that do not file claims by the deadline – Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm (EDT)- will not be able to collect royalties for carriage o
The Radio Music Licensing Committee has reached a settlement with SESAC ending almost three years of antitrust litigation brought by RMLC against the Performance Rights Organization (PRO). The settlement represents the first time in SESAC’s 85-year history with radio broadcasters that the PRO’s licensing fees will be subject to determination by a third-party arbitration panel.