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FCC Proposes Reduced Radio and TV Licensee 2024 Regulatory Fees

Broadcasters received a pleasant surprise last week when the FCC released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning the commission’s proposed 2024 annual regulatory fees.

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Education Foundation Names 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2024-2025 TBEF Scholarship Recipients!

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TAB Salutes 2024 Leadership, Station Award Winners

Texas Radio & Television Broadcasters will celebrate the achievements of four extraordinary industry leaders at TAB’s Annual Awards Gala.

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LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICES

KKTK - KTRG - K246CR - Notice of Filing Assignment Application

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2024 TAB Board Elections Open June 7

TAB’s annual Board of Directors election opens June 7 with a call for nominations to fill 12 of the 37 seats representing Radio and TV stations and other membership classes. The process ends with the announcement of results at the TAB Show in Austin Aug. 7-8.

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Odds are Long for Casino, Sports-Betting Measures in 2025 Texas Legislature

An April statewide poll shows a majority of Texans, 56 percent, support the creation of destination casinos in Texas. The poll, conducted April 5-10 by the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation, surveyed 1,600 likely voters and has a margin of error of +/- 2.45 percent.

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Support Grows in Congress for Preserving AM Radio in Cars

Members of a key congressional committee last week weighed in to support preserving AM Radio in cars as legislation advancing that goal garnered more co-sponsors from both parties in the House and Senate, continuing the strong bi-partisan support evident since the effort began. The measure is co-authored by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Senate and enjoys the support of half the Texas delegation in the House.

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2024 TAB Show Agenda Embraces New Tech, Practices to Chart Future Growth

Workshops for Continental Transmitters, RF Training, CRO Certification

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Broadcasters Celebrate Outstanding News Achievement at TBNA Ceremony

More than 200 broadcasters gathered in Austin on April 13 to celebrate the winners and finalists of TAB's Third Annual Texas Broadcast News Awards.

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FCC Political Window Opens for May 28 Primary Runoff Election

The FCC-mandated political window for the May 28 Texas primary runoff election opened this past weekend on April 13.

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Busy May for Political Broadcasting Ahead

May was already shaping up to be a busy time for station sales and news departments with the Saturday, May 4, uniform election date utilized by cities and school boards to conduct elections.

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Texas Broadcast Stars to Shine Brighter at 2024 TAB Show Awards Gala

Radio/TV Stations of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Leadership, Public Service

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Nominations Open for Public Service Awards

The awards recognize Television and Radio stations’ outstanding contributions and service to their local communities - including news coverage.

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Texas Broadcasters Urged to Put Numbers to Public Service

Local Radio and Television broadcasters do more to serve their local communities than any other players in the media marketplace and TAB’s annual public service research survey, now in its 26th year, conveys the extraordinary value of that service to policymakers in Washington, DC and Austin.

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More EAS Compliance Steps Before Year’s End

While the National EAS Test has come and gone, Radio and TV broadcasters have a few more compliance matters to attend to before the year comes to a close, with important deadlines looming in November and December.

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Photos, Videos from TAB2023 Now Available

Texas broadcasters from across the state convened in Austin ifor the TAB2023 Convention & Trade Show...

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Nov. 7 Ballot Order of Proposed Texas Constitutional Amendments Set

Deputy Secretary of State Joe Esparza has drawn up the ballot order of the 14 proposed constitutional amendments that voters will…

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EAS Monitor Assignment Waiver Approval Process Just Got Easier

The receipt and relay of an Emergency Alert System (EAS) Required Monthly Test (RMT) or Required Weekly Test (RWT) has been a regular part of station operations since EAS became operational Jan. 1, 1997.

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TAB Salutes 2023 Leadership Award Winners

Texas Radio & Television Broadcasters will celebrate the achievements of four extraordinary industry leaders at TAB’s Annual Awards Gala.

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Cook Seeks to Close Texas Open Records Loophole

St. Rep. David Cook, R-Mansfield, plans to refile a bill in the 89th Texas Legislature that would undo a Texas Public Information Act exception that allows Texas law enforcement agencies to withhold release of certain dash cam and body cam video.

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Congress Urged to Pass AM Radio Bill with Huge Bipartisan Support

Measure Clears Key Hurdles in Senate, House

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TAB Awards Gala to Showcase Texas Broadcasting’s Top Leaders, Stations

Leadership, Stations of the Year, Public Service Awards

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Free June Events to Explore Texas’ Open Government Laws Available to Texas Broadcast Newsrooms

Texas broadcast newsrooms can utilize two free public events this month to get a better understanding of the state’s main Open Government laws, the Texas Public Information Act and the Texas Open Meetings Act.

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2024 TAB Board Elections Slated to Open June 7

9 Directors Up for Re-Election, 2 Open Seats

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