Fargo Broadcasters, ARNG Recruiters, Grand Forks Broadcasters,and Tim Ost (KKOVC Valley City/13G Media) and Dustin Moore (Flag Family Media)
celebrate North Dakota Army National Guard collaboration at the Partnership Luncheon in Fargo.

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.

Passing of Steve Marks, North Dakota Broadcaster

It is with a heavy heart to inform you of the passing of a North Dakota Broadcaster, Stephen (Steve) Marks, who passed away last Wednesday, May 11th at the age of 72. Steve owned (4) Radio stations in North Dakota.  KXDI & KQLZ in Dickinson; and KDSR & KXWI in

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Political file revisions still need OMB sign-off The FCC‘s update of its political programming rules has been published in the Federal Register, which sets the effective date for broadcaster compliance. The FCC’s changes to the definition of “legally qualified candidate” will go into effect March 14. But not all the changes

FCC Seeks Comments on Updating Closed Captioning Display Rules

Commission cite discoverability, ‘ease of use’ concerns WASHINGTON D.C.—The FCC is asking for public comment on updating its closed captioning rules for television as well as for a broad range of video devices. Perhaps acknowledging technological advances since it last solicited public input on the subject in 2015, the commission

Senate Approves Rosenworcel’s Reappointment

Fifth seat remains open as Sohn nomination awaits action The first woman to lead the Federal Communications Commission as its chair is Jessica Rosenworcel. She has been reconfirmed to the FCC by the U.S. Senate. CNBC reports the vote was 68 to 31. Her term was set to expire shortly;

New Guidance for Audio Processing in Streaming

New AES Technical Document provides recommendations for streaming and on-air loudness Many people do not understand audio processing. People do not listen to your station because you have incredible audio processing, they come for the desired content. That said, audio processing adds to the listening experience, making your audience comfortable

Spc. Jesse Urlacher, 835th Engineer Utilities Detachment, talks with his son, Bismarck, June 18, 2022.
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