FCC starts to unwind 'kid vid' rules
The so-called kid-vid rules adopted in the 1990s were supposed to address concerns that kids were seeing too much violence and advertising when they tuned into their favorite Saturday morning cartoons. After years of lobbying, parents' groups won legislation to keep broadcasters in check, and the FCC developed a set of rules that spelled out what broadcasters needed to do to ensure kids were getting quality educational TV programming.
Smith: Settlement Possible In Radio’s Royalty Battle
More than a year of discussions between the National Association of Broadcasters and the music industry have so far failed to resolve the decades-long standoff over whether radio should pay royalties for on-air use of music. But NAB president Gordon Smith remains optimistic some agreement can be hatched, most likely tied to what radio pays for streaming.
FCC Sets Annual EAS ‘Form One’ Filing Deadline
An announcement about if and when the next national test of the Emergency Alert System could come as soon as this week from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but a good indication that one is on the horizon comes from the Federal Communications Commission. The agency just set an Aug. 27 deadline for all radio stations to submit their EAS Test Reporting System Form One.
KPHO-TV CBS5 And KTVK 3TV'S Vice President & GM Ed Munson To Retire After Distinguished 40-Year Career In Television Industry
Ed Munson, Vice President and General Manager of Meredith Corporation's KPHO-TV CBS5 and KTVK 3TV in Phoenix, announced today that he will retire on September 7, 2018, after a 40-year career in television broadcasting. Under Munson's leadership, the news operation has grown to the largest in the state of Arizona, creating more than 100 hours of local news and information programming each week.
FCC/FEMA to Hold Emergency Alerting Webinar on July 25
The FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, in coordination with FEMA, announces an upcoming webinar on the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts to be held on July 25, 2018