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Next Generation of Broadcasters Get Special Focus at TAB Show

New entrants to the TV and Radio broadcast industry have a special opportunity to focus on advancing their careers in a subset of sessions planned for TAB’s Annual Convention Aug. 1-2 at the JW Marriott in Downtown Austin.

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EAS ENDEC Certificate Update Downloads Needed by June 24

Texas radio and TV stations are urged to check the status of stations’ Emergency Alert System(EAS) ENDECS before next Sunday to ensure they have been updated with a newer CAP alert authentication certificate.

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Broadcasters Mourn Loss of Bernie Giesler

Longtime TAB Associate Member Bernie Giesler passed in peace on Friday, June 8.

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TAB to Honor Sinclair’s Ostmo

TAB is presenting the inagural Distinguished Service Award to longtime broadcast engineer David Ostmo.

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TAB Board Elections Process Underway

The elections process for 12 seats on TAB’s Board of Directors is underway with nominations due June 18 for seats representing Radio and TV stations in various market sizes, as well as retired and associate members and educators. Members interested in serving may nominate themselves.

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2018 TAB Show Features Expanded Exhibits Floor, Record Number of Vendors

Texas broadcasters will take in the largest trade show TAB has ever presented when they gather at the JW Marriott in Downtown Austin Aug. 1-2 for the 2018 Annual Convention. The move to the new facility accommodates a record number of vendors with 26 new firms, providing station managers and engineers an opportunity for a true hands-on experience and face time with suppliers that often eludes them at massive events like CES and the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

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FCC Releases Proposed 2018 Regulatory Fees

There was a bright spot in last week’s FCC release of the 2018 Regulatory Fee Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM is the proceeding that starts the discussion and formal adoption of the FCC’s annual regulatory fees that are assessed to broadcast licensees.

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First Slate of Honorees Announced for 2018 TAB Show

The TAB 2018 Show slated for Aug. 1-2 features not just a wide range of top-notch programming for managers, sales teams and engineers, it also showcases industry leaders and individual stations for their exemplary work and community impact. Five individual leaders will be honored at TAB’s Annual Awards Gala, four of whom were announced last week. The fifth – receiving TAB’s inaugural Distinguished Service Award – will be announced later this month.

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State Crackdown on Cannabidiol (CBD) Products is Looming

In the past year, TAB has seen an increase in the number of inquiries from stations wondering about the legality of advertising “low” or “no THC” cannabis oil (CBD) products. To be clear, it is legal for stations to advertise a specific CBD product sold by legal dispensaries that were created under SB 339, the 2015 Texas Compassionate Use law. Beyond that, stations that advertise such products do so at their own risk. There simply isn’t any Texas case law on which to rely and the federal regulations can be confusing.

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Attendee Registration Now Open for #TAB2018

Register today for Texas broadcasting's biggest event - TAB's Annual Convention & Trade Show, Aug. 1-2 at the JW Marriott Downtown Austin.

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Application Window Opens for Kneeland Project’s News Director Development Forum

The Kneeland Project, an innovative newsroom leadership initiative which TAB has supported for two decades, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this fall. Kneeland’s next news director development fellowship will take place Sept. 5-8 in Austin at the TAB offices.

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TAB introduces Omnia Staffing Profiles

The instant reports can dramatically improve your hiring process, enhance employee motivation and communication, increase retention and support most of your specific developmental initiatives.

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TAB offers vast resources for 2018 political season

With the political window for the March 6 primary election opening Jan. 20, member stations should be sure to take advantage of all the resources TAB provides for campaign season advertising, including required disclosure forms, legal guidance and LUR calendars.

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Broadcasters mourn loss of Perryman

Pioneer Texas Broadcaster Tom Perryman passed away on Thursday, Jan. 11. He was 90.

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Cox Houston raises $420K+ for Texas Children’s Hospital

Cox Media Group Houston stations raised $420,375 during the 14th annual Radiothon from December 1 through 31, 2017

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Raycom Station Spreads Christmas Cheer to Those in Need

Raycom Media TV station KLTV, the ABC affiliate in Tyler-Longview led a community effort to help children, seniors and families during the holidays with gifts through the Salvation Army.

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Texas Broadcast Calendar now available

The 2018 Texas Broadcast Calendar is now available!

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TAB2017 photos now available

Photos from this month’s TAB Convention & Trade Show are now available online.

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TAB members elect four new directors, re-elect three

Four new directors were elected to the TAB Board and three more were re-elected upon the conclusion of a 60-day process in which all members were asked to select their representatives to the 37 member panel on which seats are allocated based on market size and medium. Election results were announced at the Annual Business Meeting on Aug. 10 during TAB’s Annual Convention.

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TAB salutes five exceptional broadcasters

Texas Broadcasters honored five exceptional industry leaders at TAB’s Annual Awards Gala.

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Mayes makes historic gift to scholarship foundation

A lifelong learner who secured advanced degrees in his 70’s and 80s, Wendell Mayes Jr. has witnessed first-hand the soaring, punishing costs of higher education.

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FCC Fines Beaumont Radio Station $1,500 For Late License Renewal Filing

The FCC issued a $1,500 fine to Southeast Texas Telecom, LLC, licensee of KLLS-AM Beaumont, “for willfully violating Section 73.3539 of the FCC’s rules,” specifically for “failing to timely file a license renewal application.”

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TAB2018 Offers Special Track for NextGen Broadcasters

This year, we have a NEW track geared towards broadcasters' NextGen staffers.

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Texas Broadcasters Honored in DC for Hurricane Harvey Efforts

Texas broadcasters were honored in Washington, DC this week with the NAB Education Foundation President’s Special Award for their lifesaving reporting during Hurricane Harvey and leadership in rebuilding devastated local communities in the historic storm’s aftermath. The honor was bestowed during the NAB’s 2018 Service to America awards ceremony which highlights the extraordinary contributions of individual stations and station groups before national leaders.

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Encouraging Local EAS Plans: FCC Webinar Available for Local Government

One of the great broadcaster frustrations with the nation’s federally-mandated Emergency Alert System was the initial and continued lack of use by local emergency managers of the expensive alerting equipment that broadcasters were required to purchase, implement and test weekly and monthly.

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June EAS RMT Issue

Today's EAS RMT was not sent.

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