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Nov 11

Welcome to the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters

The Mississippi Association of Broadcasters is proud to announce our new website - built from the ground up to provide you with better resources. Here are just a few of the new key features...

  • MAB Job Bank: Job Seekers can upload resumes and apply to jobs within minutes. Employers find candidates faster through online interaction.
  • Spot Downloads: Mailed CDs are a thing of the past. Download MAB sponsored commercials directly from this website.
  • Member Database: Know what stations and associates are MAB members. Get easy access to contact information and see each station location on a Google Map.
  • MAB Blog Updates: Get timely messages about issues affecting Mississippi Broadcasters.
 

CommLawBlog (Courtesy of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth)

As we reported late last year, a few of the FCC’s revisions to its rules concerning rural call completion had to be run past the Office of Management and Budget before they could take effect. According to a notice in the Federal Register, that process has now been completed, so the final elements of those rule revisions have taken effect as of March 4, 2015.
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As we reported last month, the Commission has adopted a new set of E911 standards designed to improve E911 location capability. The FCC’s Fourth Report and Order setting forth those standards has now been published in the Federal Register. As a result, the new rules are set to take effect on April 3, 2015 … except for Sections 20.18(i)(2)(ii)(A) and (B); 20.18(i)(2)(iii); 20.18(i)(3)(i) and (ii); 20.18(i)(4)(i), (ii), (iii) and (iv); and 20.18(j)(2) and (3). Those all constitute “information collections” which, thanks to the hilariously named Paperwork Reduction Act, have to get the approval of the Office of Management and Budget...
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A couple of weeks ago we reported on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order (NPRM/O) that resolved some questions related to broadcast remote pickup (RPU) authorizations and proposed a number of changes to the RPU rules. (Among the proposals: allowing broadcasters to use digital technology for their RPUs.) The NPRM has now been published in the Federal Register, so we know that comments in response to the NPRM are due to be filed by April 3, 2015, and reply comments are due by April 20.  Comments and replies may be filed through the FCC’s ECFS online filing system; refer...
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