NAB Launches Attack Ads Ahead Of Royalty Bill’s Expected Advance In Congress.

Despite a near-majority of House members on record as opposing the creation of a performance royalty placed on radio stations, the National Association of Broadcasters says it expects a bill that would do just that will move forward in the coming weeks. The NAB says it expects House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) to […]

FAA Report Recommends Update to Drone Rules

The recommendations outline new regulations, certifications for “beyond visual line of sight” operation Drone pilots, take notice: The Federal Aviation Administration committee is recommending new operational rules and certification criteria for uncrewed aircraft systems operating beyond visual line of sight. The FAA Beyond Visual Line of Sight Aviation Rulemaking Committee released its final report earlier this month. The committee […]

Run the airwaves with Amp, the live radio app from Amazon

Amp is launching in limited-access U.S. beta for iOS. Learn how it will enable creators to DJ their own shows for free, with tens of millions of licensed songs. Amazon just released the limited-access beta version of Amp, a new app that will give you a way to DJ your own live radio shows. Creators can […]

FCC Takes Steps to Protect Against Cyberattacks From Russia and its Agents

FCC Chairwoman wants public input on protecting against vulnerabilities WASHINGTON—In light of Russia’s attack on the Ukraine last week, FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has proposed action to help protect America’s communications networks against cyberattacks. Earlier in the week, the Department of Homeland Security warned U.S. organizations at all levels that they could face cyber threats […]

Big Country Stars Thank Radio

From Dierks Bentley and Jon Pardi performing at The Ryman to Thomas Rhett, who played opening night of CRS at the Amazon Music sponsored event, the gratitude from country artists was clear; thank you for playing our songs. It’s the goal every country artist has and not one complained that radio stations were playing their […]

FCC Shares Cyber Warnings About Russia

All communications companies should heed a recent security advisory, it said The Federal Communications Commission is encouraging communications companies to read a federal security advisory about cyber threats from Russia, and act on it. “The commission urges all communications companies to take the recommended actions to protect their networks from cyber threats, to detect and […]

Supreme Court upholds FCC move to loosen media ownership rules

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a move by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to relax media ownership rules, handing down a unanimous ruling that favors large broadcasters. The decision dealt a blow to challengers who argued that laxer regulations could usher in more media consolidation at the expense of minority and female media ownership. […]

NAB, Others Urge Hill to Fund Tower Crew Training

Say it is key to 5G and ATSC 3.0 buildouts and closing digital divide Facing 5G wireless buildouts, broadcast next gen (ATSC 3.0) buildouts and the C-band transition, communications associations are pushing Congress to pass legislation to help train the workforce that is needed for those infrastructure deployments. That came in a letter to congressional […]