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The Wrap - 9/14/18 - Music Modernization, the ABA's big news and more

Thursday, September 20, 2018 2:01 PM | Anonymous


The ABA's mission is to serve, educate and advocate, and here's the part where we educate.

Check out these articles on industry topics, curated by Art Brooks, to share and discuss in the newsroom and around the proverbial water cooler. And remember - we share stories all week long on our social media channels.

Music Modernization Act Passes in Senate With Unanimous Support

The long road to copyright revision is nearing its end as the U.S. Senate passed the Music Modernization Act by unanimous consent Tuesday (Sept. 18). The move mimics the House's unilateral support, previously passing the bill by a vote of 415-0 back in April.

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National EAS and WEA Tests Postponed Until October 3

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the FCC, announced this morning that the National Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) tests scheduled for this Thursday, September 20, have been postponed due to “ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.”

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Radio Rallies Behind Relief Efforts For Florence Victims

As residents in North Carolina confront a widespread emergency expected to swamp the region for days, radio stations have begun relief efforts to aid those affected by what may be the worst flooding in North Carolina history.

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The indispensable appeal of local weather reporters

Meteorologists like Arnold have long been tentpoles of communities across the US, entertaining audiences in fair weather and counseling them in bad. It isn’t completely surprising that they would be in demand as storms loom. But it is notable, in the age of Twitter and smartphones, that the broadcast TV weather person—analog, local, old-school—has stayed so viable.

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Chris Kline Named Next President and CEO of the ABA

The Arizona Broadcasters Association (ABA) has named Chris Kline as the organization’s next President and CEOIn the role, Kline will serve as chief advocate for Arizona’s 200+ radio and television station members, driving both growth and innovation in the fast-changing changing broadcast business.

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