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New EAS Reporting System

All radio and TV stations that participate in the EAS system must complete “Form One” on the FCC’s new EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) by August 26. They’ll then have until Sept. 26 to correct any errors, in advance of…

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Nominations are now open for the VAB Awards

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition from the VAB?  Nominations are now being accepted for these awards: HALL OF FAME: The ultimate honor for Vermont broadcasters, the VAB Hall of Fame honors those men and women who have…

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FCC EAS Webinar on August 1

FCC Webinar: Monday, August 1 at 2 p.m. On Monday, August 1, 2016, at 2 p.m. ET, FCC staff will conduct an online webinar specifically designed to educate broadcasters about the ETRS and facilitate your registration by the August 26…

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Local broadcast TV is still top driver of voter behavior, new research shows

As this election cycle moves into its most critical phase, campaigns should consider recent trends and ensure they’re getting the most from their resources. Source: Local broadcast TV is still top driver of voter behavior, new research shows

Cord Cutting is Larger than Charter, TWC, and Bright House Cable Combined – Cord Cutters News

Cord cutting has been seeing steady and consistent growth over the last few years. Just like a snowball rolling downhill, cord cutting has been speeding up and getting larger. All of this as cable companies have, at best, see slight…

Radio World: Sage Users, Note This Firmware Update

Source: Radio World: Sage Users, Note This Firmware Update

Broadcaster guide to new Dept. of Labor overtime rules

Our friends at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP have put together an important guide to understanding and preparing for new Department of Labor overtime and salary rules.  You can download it by clicking the link below: AdvisoryMay2016CommunicationsABroadcastersGuidetotheU.S.DeptofLabor

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New VAB Scholarship Opportunity!

Thanks to the generosity of our member stations and their support of our NCSA program, the VAB has been able to provide nearly a million dollars in college scholarships to students who pursue broadcasting and communications majors.  We’re proud of…

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