Quarterly Issues/Program List Required July 10, 2018

  1. Deadline to place issues/Programs List for previous quarter in public inspection file for all full service radio and television stations and Class A TV stations.
  2. Deadline to file quarterly Children's Television Programming Reports for all commercial full power and Class A Television stations
  3. Deadline to file quarterly Transition Progress Reports for Television stations subject to modifications in the repack
  4. Deadline for noncommercial stations to file quarterly report re third-party fundraising

Give to the Max Day PSAs

The MBA is partnering again this year with GIVE MN to promote Give to the Max Day on November 16. This is a great opportunity for Minnesotans to donate to their favorite schools and non-profit organizations. The :15 and :30 PSAs posted below were produced by the MBA for Give MN.  Please air these PSAs as your inventory permits now through November 16.

Thanks for your support!

FCC ETRS Form 1 Due on August 28 But Best to File Immediately!

The FCC and FEMA have scheduled the next nationwide EAS test for September 27, 2017.  All EAS participants are required to file Form 1 a month prior to the test on the FCC's Emergency Test Reporting System (ETRS). Although the filing deadline is Monday, August 28, you are urged to begin the filing process as soon as possible to avoid last-minute issues. See MBA FCC Counsel Gregg Skall's memo on the process of filing on ETRS. Read the CommLawCenter memo for further details. Also, review the FCC's ETRS FAQs sheet, the FCC's Public Notice of the nationwide EAS test, and the FCC's 2017 ETRS instructions.