Vermont Association of Broadcasters

Category: Of Interest

Free Ransomware Webinar 1/22

Wednesday, January 22nd 2:00-3:00PM Join Pillsbury’s Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy team and consulting firm Guidehouse on January 22 to learn what your company can do to combat ransomware. Along with Guidehouse, #cybersecurity pros Brian Finch, Deb Thoren-Peden and Mercedes…

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Free CBD Advertising Webinar 1/29 at 3PM

Getting into the Weeds on CBD Advertising Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 3:00PM (EST) In 2018, Congress enacted a new Farm Bill which decriminalized certain hemp products.  As directed by that Bill, the US Department of Agriculture in 2019 published…

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Children’s TV Annual Report due 1/30

In lieu of quarterly reports documenting their compliance with children’s TV rules, reporting is now being done annually. Television stations must file their first annual report—FCC Form 2100, Schedule H—electronically through LMS by Thursday, January 30, 2020. For a deeper look at…

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SoundExchange Fee Due 1/31

Commercial and noncommercial (note that special rules apply to public radio) stations that stream music programming must pay the minimum fee to SoundExchange by Friday, January 31, 2020.  For commercial stations, the minimum fee is $500 per station/channel, not to exceed $50,000.  For noncommercial…

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Form 323/Ownership Report Due 1/31/20

By Friday, January 31, 2020, commercial and noncommercial stations must complete and submit through LMS their Biennial Ownership Report (Form 323 for commercial stations; Form 323-E for noncommercial stations).  The reports were originally due by December 1, 2019, but the FCC extended the…

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EAS Test Tuesday 2/11 at 5:03AM

At 5:03AM Tuesday, February 11th, VT Emergency Management will issue a required monthly test of the Emergency Alert System. RMTs will be initiated by Vermont Emergency Management and will use the Event Code “RMT”. All broadcasters and cable operators receiving an RMT…

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