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TAB expands legislative agenda to protect newsrooms
Oscar Rodriguez, President    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the Texas Legislature finally moving into full swing for their five-month session, TAB is advancing two bills intended to protect newsrooms in addition to another bill ensuring stations can air pre-1972 sound recordings without concern for potential legal hiccups. (TAB members only.) More

'Transparency' — a welcome addition to this session's buzzwords
Michael Schneider, TAB Newsroom & Legal Services Director    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Among the buzzwords of this year's session such as water, roads, Medicaid expansion and education, there's a new one making the rounds, one which should make newsrooms and taxpayers happy – "transparency." Although it is still early in the 83rd Texas Legislature, there are several developments at the Capitol that bode well for Open Government and accountability in general. (TAB members only.) More

TAB's Public Service Project: Questionnaires due Feb. 15
Teresa McAnally, Projects Coordinator    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
TAB's annual effort to document the value of broadcasters' public service launched in January. TAB has documented more than $4.3 billion in contributions to local communities over the past 14 years, but Texas broadcasters must continually remind lawmakers of their unwavering leadership in service to local viewers and listeners. More

Texas Creative Co-Op: Scripts from BENMARadio
Mark Margulies, BENMARadio    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
TAB members have the opportunity to download several scripts they can use immediately to spice up their on-air content. The scripts are part of TAB's Creative Co-Op service and during February they will feature commercials for a pizza restaurant, locksmith services and more. (TAB members only.) More

Vinson & Elkins LLP
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TAB Gold Patron Associate member, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., is one of the largest international law firms with more than 720 lawyers in 11 offices. Their Media Litigation Practice Group is nationally known for representing broadcasters in libel, privacy, access and commercial litigation. More

FCC changes experimental license framework
Broadcast Engineering    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On Jan. 31, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission revised its Part 5 Experimental Radio Service rules to add flexibility necessary to support rapid innovation and to implement further recommendations made in its National Broadband Plan. The Report and Order adds three new types of experimental licenses and streamlines existing rules and procedures related to experimenting, testing and marketing RF devices. At the same time, the changes protect incumbent licensees from interference. Currently, the FCC uses the ERS structure to issue individual licenses for each experiment. The new licenses give developers more flexibility in the way they conduct research. More

Study: Changes in TV-coverage calculations devised for incentive auctions
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The Federal Communications Commission's Office of Engineering and Technology wants to sharpen its pencil when it comes to predicting TV-station coverage. The National Association of Broadcasters doesn't think that that's a good idea — not just now, at least. Who cares? You should, if you're a full-service or Class A TV licensee about to be forced into deciding whether you will participate in the incentive auction process currently being devised by the Commission. More

Should the entire TV band be repurposed?
CommLawCenter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The engineers who worked heroically to push broadcasting across the digital threshold had barely caught up on their sleep before agitation for more change began to erupt. The National Broadband Plan concluded that the amount of over-the-air viewing doesn't justify the number of broadcast stations, and that the FCC could use incentive auctions to repack broadcasting into a smaller band of spectrum. Now incentive auctions are the law. More

Bill introduced to reform commissioner interaction
Radio World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
No one would disagree that the Federal Communications Commission's process for making a decision is pokey. Lawmakers have introduced a bill that they hope will speed up the commission's decision-making style. Currently the so-called Sunshine Rule prohibits nonpublic discussions by more than two commissioners. The FCC Collaboration Act reintroduced this week would allow private talks by more than two commissioners on an issue as long as no agency action is taken. More

'Bobby Bones Show' heads to Nashville
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Austin radio sensation "The Bobby Bones Show" heads to "Music City, USA" to broadcast nationally from Nashville. "After four months, I finally get to talk about what I've been hiding," said Bones. "We can take Austin to Nashville." More

TABE sets schedule for Feb. 22 conference
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Meeting of the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators will take place at the University of Texas at Arlington — UT Arlington Central Library. More

Harris Corp completes sale of broadcast business to The Gores Group
Devoncroft    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Harris Corporation has completed the sale of its Broadcast Communications Division to The Gores Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. The completion of the deal means that Harris Corp. is now officially out of the broadcast business, after more than a 50-year run as one of the broadcast industry's most significant technology vendors. More

Hutchison joins Bracewell & Giuliani's Dallas office
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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced that Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has joined its Dallas office as senior counsel. Hutchison will apply her years in public service to her new role, consulting with clients, particularly those in the banking, energy, transportation and telecommunications sectors. More

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