As the official trade association of broadcasters across the Peace Garden State, the North Dakota Broadcasters Association
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Honoring a Radio Legend

Remembering Earl “Earl Mann” Ackerman, Jr. It is with a heavy heart that ND Broadcasters said goodbye to Radio Legend “Earl Mann” aka Earl Ackermann, Jr. last week on May 6th. Read Earl’s Obituary Earl’s golden voice graced the airwaves for over 50 years earning him the “Pioneer Award” through

On The Road Again: Slowly But Surely, Americans Are Returning To Their Cars.

Here’s some good news for broadcast radio: There’s a growing body of evidence that Americans are driving more miles than in recent weeks as coronavirus-related restrictions begin to ease across the U.S. Data released last week by Geopath and Intermx reveals the average number of daily miles traveled per American increased to 11.5 for

New COVID-19 PSAs Available Now from NAB

NAB has produced new public service announcements (PSAs) for stations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. TV spots are available here and radio spots are available here. The PSAs focus on a message of hope and encouragement for Americans. They direct listeners and viewers to The PSAs are available

Borrell Forecasts Radio Advertising Will Double This Summer.

INSIDE RADIO As individual states begin to reduce social distancing restrictions in a slow, gradual reopening of the U.S. economy, advertisers will begin to return to some form of “normal” marketing. That’s anticipated to occur in three distinct phases. Phase three, expected during the summer months, will be marked by

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    This afternoon, the FCC released a brief Order looking toward the day when life in the U.S. hopefully returns to normal, and broadcast stations begin rehiring furloughed workers. In the two-page Order, the FCC waived the requirement in its EEO Rule that broadcasters and MVPDs engage in “broad outreach” when filling each full-time job position.  […]
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