Congratulations KOVC for celebrating 85 years of serving your communities with live, local news, weather and sports!

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.

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

Broadcast, Digital Journalists Get Build Back Better Help

Tax break provisions are in legislative package The latest draft of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislative package includes help for local journalists. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), chair of the Commerce Committee, said several of the provisions she wrote into the Local Journalism Sustainability Act made it into the package, which

Broadcasters Push for Local Journalism Tax Break Bill

Say Big Tech is draining off critical ad dollars Local broadcasters are urging the Senate to provide tax credits to stations that staff up their newsrooms, citing, in part, Big Tech’s “devouring” of their local ad market. In a letter to Senate leadership, all 50 state broadcaster associations called for passage of

North Dakota National Guard TAG Line

Click the picture for this week's TAG Update
[powr-social-feed id="320eb2a9_1571091808"]

THE LATEST FROM washington, dc

RSS Comm Law Center
  • FOX NFL Pre-Game Emergency Alert Tone Puts Affiliates in a Difficult Position
    As the trades have reported, a rather unusual spot appearing to be a FOX NFL promo aired during yesterday’s NFL pre-game show.  What made it particularly unusual was that it included an EAS-like tone, and had a URL at the bottom of the screen for “WWW.FOXNFLEMERGENCYALERT.COM.”  That URL currently links to a “Let’s Go Brandon” […]
  • A Thanksgiving Surprise — Your Public File Link Is Broken
    With many of their employees either off today or working a half-day in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, broadcasters were settling in for what would hopefully be a couple of slow news days and a long weekend. However, as so often happens, the path out of the station to a Thanksgiving feast has been blocked […]
  • FCC Enforcement Monitor November 2021
    Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. This month’s issue includes: Florida Broadcaster Pays $20,000 for Unauthorized Tower Construction Work Colorado Broadcaster Issued Notice of Violation for Operating FM Translator on Wrong Frequency Telecommunications Company Receives […]
RSS National Association of Broadcasters – News Releases