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Sage EAS Users Get a Deadline Extension From the FCC

But users of other equipment must still comply by Dec. 12 Users of Sage equipment: You now have another 90 days to meet that pending FCC deadline for updating your EAS firmware. Users of EAS products from other vendors: The Dec. 12 deadline still applies to you. The chief of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has issued an order in response to a request from REC Networks and the National Association of Broadcasters. REC and NAB had asked for an extension of time for stations to comply with the requirement that participants in the Emergency Alert System, including broadcast stations, prioritize the Common Alerting Protocol-formatted version of an EAS message when they receive both a CAP and legacy version of the same

Donna Hardt’s legacy will continue to live on through ND Broadcasters

“An extraordinary being of light and grace.” NDBA friend and colleague Donna Jean LaVan Hardt was 76 years old when she left this Earth the same way she entered; sweet, beautiful, and with open arms to love. Donna started doing the weekend weather at KXMB-TV in Bismarck while raising two daughter to whom she was completely dedicated.  Too shy for the camera, Donna knew that wasn’t the best fit for her. She found her fit as a television news photographer. She took on this new career with an innate ability to know exactly what to do – no school or training could teach her. She just knew. When she moved over to KFYR–TV, it became her home for many decades. Donna’s career enabled her to cross

How Network Radio Delivers A Bigger Bang For Advertisers.

As national advertisers and agencies map out their 2024 media plans, Nielsen presented a deep dive on network radio for its clients on the buy and sell sides Wednesday. Using the media planning tool Nielsen Media Impact and data from the latest installment of its Audio Today series, the measurement giant showed how network radio can greatly expand a campaign’s reach and how it fits into the media plan.

Spotlight on ND National Guard

ND TAG Line for November 13, 2023:
219th Security Forces Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard, during a force on force annual training exercise scenario at the Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 1, 2023. (National Guard Story & photos by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Knodle, 119th Wing Public Affairs)

Congratulations ND ARNG Lt. Colonel Shawn Markovic on your recent promotion.