Jun. 17, 2015

In Austin and Washington, D.C., radio issues garner support
Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
Texas lawmakers in Austin and Washington, D.C., alike are demonstrating their support for local broadcast radio on measures ranging from music royalties and AM revitalization to state sales tax policy. Their actions reflect the industry's longstanding community service and listeners’ continued reliance on local radio for music discovery, news and emergency information. In many cases, lawmakers are bucking bureaucratic headwinds or missteps that otherwise could imperil stations' ability to serve their listeners.More

Some 2016 election dates could change if Abbott signs legislation
Michael Schneider, TAB Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
Several bills filed in the 84th Texas Legislature would have altered 2016 election dates in Texas, including the date of the primary election. Only two election date-related bills made it to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk and neither of them would alter the date of the March 1 primary election. They do, however, play with the uniform election date that municipalities and school boards use to conduct their elections.More

Convention Focus: RUSHWORKS

RUSHWORKS is a longtime Bronze Associate Member and exhibitor at the 2015 TAB Convention & Trade Show. RUSHWORKS is unique in offering both Automation and Production Systems for Broadcast, PEG, Houses of Worship and Internet TV channels. All systems stream to virtually any media device. A-LIST BROADCAST Automation supports up to four SD or HD playback channels in a chassis, with "live" input pass-through and recording, and multiple layers of downstream graphics including bugs, crawls and EAS. Traffic import and as-run logs are also supported. More

FCC to keep 15 of 25 field offices open; Houston office will still close
Media Confidential

FCC announces eligibility list for TV spectrum auction and July 9 deadline for pre-auction filing

FCC adopts new national EAS rest rules and accessibility standards

RTDNA adopts revised code of ethics
Radio Television Digital News Assocation