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One year after the pandemic sidelined the now-annual national test of the Emergency Alert System, the Federal Emergency Management Agency expects to return to form this summer. Sources say FEMA is tentatively planning to conduct the national EAS test on Wednesday, Aug. 11 with a backup date of Wednesday, Aug.
This resource from the NAB is a helpful guide for anyone in U.S. radio Do you know precisely what information needs to be included in your station log? Are you current with the rules governing gaming ads? Do you know the legal definitions of obscenity and plugola? A short new
Barry Amundson, FORUM FARGO — Legendary morning KFGO radio broadcaster Tom Wynn has died at age 83, about three years after retiring from a 60-year career. Wynn, who retired in July 2017, passed away in the Twin Cities where he moved last June to be closer to family. Wynn hosted
The media industry’s go-to authority for measuring audiences acknowledged on Friday that the recent coronavirus pandemic bent its yardstick, but maintained nothing is broken. Nielsen, under fire from the TV networks that depend on it to count the audiences for which advertisers pay, says pandemic conditions resulted in a smaller panel of consumers
ICYMI, here are the materials from the EEO webinar that was conducted by David Oxenford of Wilkinson Barker Knauer. The webinar was not meant as legal advice. It was instead intended to highlight some of the important provisions of the FCC’s EEO rules and some of the pending issues concerning
Severe Weather and Safety Training, called SKYWARN, is free and open to the public. Sessions will be held virtually via GoToWebinar and will last about one hour, a bit longer based on audience questions. Register below and a confirmation email will be sent to you. We’ll discuss storm hazards (flash floods, lightning, tornadoes,
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