As the official trade association of broadcasters across the Peace Garden State, the North Dakota Broadcasters Association
is the authoritative source for information about radio and television stations throughout the state.

License Renewal Application Reminder for Radio Stations in North Dakota

The FCC’s state-by-state license renewal cycle began in June 2019 for radio stations and in June 2020 for television stations. Radio and TV stations licensed to communities in the respective states listed above should be moving forward with their license renewal preparation. This includes familiarizing themselves with not only the

Chairman Pai’s Birthday Message to Radio

“We look forward to the stories that radio will continue to tell” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement on the centennial Monday of the famous KDKA broadcast. This is the text: “Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our nation’s first widely recognized commercial radio broadcast that took place on

Radio Benefitting As Economy Recovers From Spring COVID Hit Says Nielsen.

Good news for radio: Drive-time audience continues to power forward in PPM markets. In the September PPM survey, reach is now 97% of March and average quarter-hour persons is 90% of March levels. The audience strength is powered by commuting increases and a return to school, according to Nielsen data

Pai: FCC Will Clarify Section 230

Said they have no First Amendment right to immunity denied others, including broadcasters FCC chairman Ajit Pai has signaled he plans to follow President Trump’s lead and “clarify” Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. He also says he has been assured by FCC lawyers that the FCC has the

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