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  • MUSIC LICENSING ALERT: GLOBAL MUSIC RIGHTS MAKES INTERIM LICENSE AVAILABLE TO RADIO STATIONS
    Tuesday, December 27

    MUSIC LICENSING ALERT: GLOBAL MUSIC RIGHTS MAKES INTERIM LICENSE AVAILABLE TO RADIO STATIONS;

    STATIONS MUST TAKE ACTION BY JANUARY 31, 2017

    On December 24, the RMLC announ...More...

  • December 24 Deadline for Radio Online Public File Uploads!
    Thursday, December 22

    FINAL REMINDER OF DECEMBER 24 DEADLINE FOR CERTAIN RADIO STATIONS

    TO UPLOAD PRE-JUNE 24 PUBLIC FILE RECORDS TO OPIF AND CERTIFY COMPLIANCE

     

    Certain radio ...More...

  • FCC Sets Clearing Target and Start Date for Stage 3 of Incentive Auction
    Tuesday, October 25

    By Public Notice released on the morning of October 25, the FCC has set the clearing targ...More...

  • THE FCC’s NEW OPIF SYSTEM LAUNCHED; SOME TELEVISION PUBLIC FILE RECORDS NOT YET IMPORTED
    Thursday, June 30

    As you know, today is the day the FCC has launched its new online public file system for television and radio stations and MVPDs.  The FCC was to import all existing public file records...More...

  • IMPORTANT FCC DEADLINES FOR VIRGINIA RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS
    Tuesday, May 10

    June 1, 2016, is the filing deadline for multiple important FCC reports for radio and television stations in Virginia. Please open the attached file to learn more. 

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  • 2015 Regulatory Fees Established, Expect Future Changes
    Friday, September 11

    FCC Hammers Out FY 2015 Regulatory Fee Schedules, Sets Filing Deadline, Seeks Comment on Open Issues

    The FCC has issued its annual reg...More...

  • VAB Announces Statewide Campaign Against Hunger
    Tuesday, June 10

    Virginia Association of Broadcasters Announces Statewide Campaign Against Hunger

     Feeding Virginia to Support Food Banks, Su...More...

  • New Bills in Congress Propose Dramatic Changes to Retransmission Consent Regime
    Friday, December 13

    New legislation introduced in Congress this week calls for dramatic changes to the retransmission consent model.  

    Representatives from California, Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lof...More...

  • Performance Tax Bill Introduced in Congress
    Wednesday, October 2

    Congressman Mel Watt (D-NC, 12th District) has introduced a new performance tax bill in the U.S. House.  The bill, called the "Free Market Royalty Act," would give record labels and art...More...

  • The Latest FilmOn X Injunction
    Thursday, September 12

    WHAT IT MEANS FOR BROADCASTERS' FIGHT AGAINST INTERNET RETRANSMISSION SERVICES

    Last week, broadcasters scored a significant victory in one of several laws...More...

  • FCC Announces New Allocation for Regulatory Fees, Amounts Due for FY 2013 - Due Date is September 20, 2013
    Tuesday, August 27

    The FCC has released its regulatory fees for fiscalyear ("FY") 2013. This year,
    the  Commission  has  proposed  to  collect  $339,844,000 in  regul...More...

  • SECOND CIRCUIT DENIES REVIEW OF THE NEW YORK AEREO CASE
    Tuesday, July 16

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied today a petition for review, en banc, of an earlier decision by a three-judge panel of the Court that had ruled in favor of Aereo and ...More...

  • TELEVISION STATION COPYRIGHT ROYALTY CLAIMS DUE BY JULY 31
    Thursday, July 11

    It is time for television stations to file claims for copyright royalties for "distant"
    carriage  of  locally  produced  programming  on  cable  an...More...

  • EEO public file reports and Virginia noncommercial television station ownership reports are due June 3
    Wednesday, May 22

    Virginia television and radio stations' EEO public file reports are due in the public file and on station websites June 3, 2013, and Virginia noncommercial television station ownership repor...More...

  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Virginia Public Records Law
    Thursday, May 2

    In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the United States Supreme Court this week turned away a constitutional challenge to the residency requirement of the Virginia Freedo...More...

  • What Does the Aero Ruling Mean for Broadcasters?
    Monday, April 8

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed, by vote of 2 to 1, a District Court ruling denying the motion of New York City television stations and other contentowners for a p...More...

  • 2013 Political Windows
    Monday, January 23

     

    For the primary election scheduled for June 11, 2013, the lowest unit charge window opens for this primary on April 27, 2013.

    Final...More...

  • The Randall Terry Decision and What it Means to Broadcasters
    Tuesday, February 21

    On the Friday before the Super Bowl, the FCC's Media Bureau issued an order
    allowing Chicago television station WMAQ to deny purported Presidential candidate
    Randall Terry th...More...

  • INTERNET CLOSED CAPTIONING REQUIREMENTS FOR “LIVE” AND “NEAR-LIVE” PROGRAMMING BEGIN MARCH 30, 2013
    Wednesday, March 6

    As we have previously reported, the FCC's rules require the closed captioning of certain video programming delivered via Internet Protocol (IP) if the programming is first aired on televisi...More...

  • 2010 Virginia Communications Hall of Fame Invitation
    Tuesday, March 30

    Join friends' colleagues & Hall of Fame members in honoring the 2010 inductees.

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  • 2010 Membership Roster
    Monday, May 10

    The 2010 Membership Roster is now available for download.

    Click Here to Download.More...

  • Free Training from P1 Selling
    Tuesday, May 11

    Starting May 1st 2010 the VAB is offering Free Training for you and your station from P1 Selling's Online, On-Demand Broadcast Training Campus.

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  • VAB Newsletter for May 2010
    Monday, May 24

    The VAB Newsletter for May 2010 is now available for download.

    Click Here to Download.

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  • WCYB-TV and WEMT-TV First with HD in Tri-Cities
    Friday, June 18

    WCYB-TV and WEMT-TV are first with HD local news broadcasts in Tri-Cities Area.

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  • VAB Newsletter for June 2010
    Tuesday, July 6

    The VAB newsletter for June 2010 is now available for download.

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  • VAB Newsletter for July 2010
    Thursday, July 29

    The VAB newsletter for July 2010 is now available for download.

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  • 2010 Cameras in the Courtroom
    Thursday, August 5

    The 2010 Cameras in the Courtroom media guidelines is now available for download.

    ...More...

  • VAB Newsletter for September
    Thursday, September 30

    The VAB Newsletter for September 2010 is now available for download.

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  • Newsletter for October 2010
    Monday, November 1

    The VAB Newsletter for October 2010 is now available for download.

    Click Here to Downl...More...

  • General Manager of WKDE and Local Bluegrass Icon Will Retire
    Thursday, November 11

    After a half century of broadcasting' Les Woodie will retire.

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  • Newsletter for November 2010
    Wednesday, December 1

    The VAB Newsletter for November 2010 is now available for download.

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  • Newsletter for December 2010
    Monday, January 3

    The VAB Newsletter for December 2010 is now available for download.

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  • FCC Webinar for Television Broadcasters
    Tuesday, February 1

    FCC Webinar for Television  Broadcasters  

    Please join FCC Media Bureau Chief  Bill Lake and Rebecca Hanson, Senior Advisor, Broadcas...More...

  • Newsletter for January 2011
    Tuesday, February 1

    The VAB Newsletter for January 2011 is now available for download.

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  • Paid Internships Available This Summer
    Friday, February 4

    Want to intern with a Virginia TV or radio station? Info about the 2011 VAB Internship Program is now online.

    Click here!

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  • Newsletter for February 2011
    Monday, February 28

    The VAB Newsletter for February 2011 is now available for download.

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  • Newsletter for March 2011
    Monday, April 4

    The VAB Newsletter for March 2011 is now available for download.

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  • Newsletter for April 2011
    Thursday, April 28

    The VAB Newsletter for April 2011 is now available for download.

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  • Newsletter for May 2011
    Wednesday, June 1

    The VAB Newsletter for May 2011 is now available for download.

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  • Newsletter for June 2011
    Thursday, June 30

    The VAB Newsletter for June 2011 is now available for download.

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  • VAB Honors Four Virginians
    Thursday, June 30

    Award recipients honored at the 74th Annual VAB Convention

    To read about this year's award recipients, please More...

  • VAB 2010 Station Award Winners
    Thursday, June 30

    The complete list of this year's winners.

    For a complete list of station award winners in each category, please More...

  • Newsletter for July 2011
    Tuesday, August 9

    The VAB Newsletter for July 2011 is now available for download.

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  • Newsletter for August 2011
    Friday, September 2

    The VAB Newsletter for July 2011 is now available for download.

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  • Laurence E. Richardson Award Winner
    Tuesday, March 30

    WDBJ7 and Blue Ridge PBS have been awarded the 2009 Laurence E. Richardson Award.

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  • Newsletter for October 2011
    Friday, November 4

    The VAB Newsletter for October 2011 is now available for download.

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  • Newsletter for September 2011
    Tuesday, November 1

    The VAB Newsletter for September 2011 is now available for download.

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