Sign-Up Now for the MBA FCC Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program

Register now for the MBA’s FCC Alternative Inspection Program.  Inspections begin in mid-April. Stations that successfully pass the program are exempted from FCC inspections for a three-year period except for targeted regional enforcement initiatives or in response to a complaint. During the last ABIP cycle in 2014, more than 200 Minnesota radio and TV stations participated. This is an excellent opportunity to check compliance with FCC Rules, and the experienced inspectors are dedicated to making the process educational for station management and staff. Click on the highlighted text for the 2017 inspection rates and the ABIP registration form.

Explore Minnesota 2017 Flight 1 Scheduling Instructions & Spots

(Spots delivered electronically – MP3 format)


TO:  Traffic/Operations Desk

Advertiser: Explore Minnesota Tourism

Product:  Campaign 1

Date:  March 9, 2017

Station Notes:

This flight is for Explore Minnesota Tourism’s radio advertising utilizing inventory from the 2017 agreement with the Minnesota Broadcasters Association (MBA) for Non Commercial Sustaining Announcements (NCSA).

IMPORTANT: All Explore Minnesota spots are accessed electronically online in MP3 format. 

Flight Dates: March 20, 2017 – April 30, 2017 (6 weeks)

:30 Radio   EMT-0301    ExploreMN-Magic   3/20-4/30   75% rotation

:30 Radio   EMT-0302   ExploreMN-Scorecard  3/20-4/30   25% rotation 

Electronic Delivery Options:

1.       Please download the MP3 files on   On the home page click on “News” in the Blue Box at the top of the page and then select “News Blog”.  From here you can scroll down to the Explore Minnesota Downloads.

2.       The MP3 file can be e-mailed to you, if needed, by Explore Minnesota Tourism.

If you have any questions regarding this program please contact one of the individuals or organizations listed below:

Electronic Delivery Options, contact person and questions

MP3 files sent by e-mail

Explore Minnesota Tourism

John Schultz

Phone: 651-757-1846


Details of the current schedule or questions about remaining commitment of air time to Explore Minnesota Tourism

Dubbs and O'Meara Inc.

Mame O'Meara

Phone: 952.476.1173

Fax: 952.476.1194


The workings of the NCSA program

Your stations contract with the MBA

Minnesota Broadcasters Association

Jim du Bois 612-926-8123











FCC Hosts Online Repacking Workshop for TV Broadcasters on March 13 at 9 a.m.

The Incentive Auction Task Force and the Media Bureau are presenting a public workshop on post-auction transition procedures. The workshop will be live-streamed on Monday, March 13, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Central Time.

Topics covered:

  • Overview and incentive auction status update
  • Step-by-step review of the procedures for broadcast stations filing applications for construction permits during the 39-month transition period
  • Review of procedures for submitting bank account information to ensure payment of reverse auction winnings and reimbursement of eligible expenses
  • Question & Answer session with panel of FCC staff.

The workshop will be streamed live with open captioning from the FCC’s web page at Workshop participants may send questions via email to while the event is in progress. The workshop will also be recorded for later viewing.

For general auction questions contact Erin Griffith,, (202) 418-0660. For television licensing questions contact Shaun Maher, (202) 418-2324, For television licensing technical questions contact Kevin Harding, (202) 418-1600, (full-power stations) or Hossein Hashemzadeh, (202) 418-1658, (Class A stations). For reimbursement questions contact Pamela Gallant, (202) 418-0614, Press contact: Charles Meisch,, (202) 418-2943.

Additional information is available at

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