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.

Reaching Auto-Buying Radio Listeners

While there have been many shifts in consumer behaviors, many consumer preferences remain unchanged. If there is one thing that the pandemic has proven, it is that personal connections matter. Throughout 2020 and to date, there have been numerous articles covering the shifts in consumer behavior across a wide array of categories. From

Sources: FEMA Plans To Bring Back National EAS Test This Summer.

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.

Radio Rules! (A Helpful Resource From NAB)

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

Fargo radio legend Tom Wynn passes away at 83

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

Under Scrutiny, Nielsen Defends Coronavirus Count of TV Audience

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

EEO Webinar Recap with Materials

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

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