provide assistance in solving specific problems
that utilize WSAB's ability to do as an
industry what individual broadcasters cannot
do for themselves.
WSAB is the only state broadcaster association
in the nation which offers a dial-up legal
advice service to its members, staffed by
a full-time President & CEO who is also
an experienced communications attorney,
and who spent more than 15 years on the
air and in management in markets including
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Spokane,
and Eugene. The Legal Question Hotline solves
legal problems for broadcasters more than
1,500 times every year on topics such as
lotteries, contests and promotions; political
broadcasting; hoaxes; public file requirements;
sponsor identification; payola/plugola;
record retention; alcoholic beverage advertising
regulations; newsroom subpoenas; FCC forms;
public notices and more.
Bank/Resume Resource Center
Members can list their openings in the WSAB
Job Bank and search to find any resumes
in the WSAB Resume Resource Center. WSAB
advertises in major industry trade periodicals
to add new resumes to the inventory constantly.
Minority & Women Recruitment Source
WSAB's nationwide directory lists over 250
minority and female recruitment sources
to assist stations in complying with their
recruitment obligations under the FCC's
in FCC Rulemaking Proceedings
WSAB utilizes the collective wisdom of Washington
broadcasters and presents their needs and
desires to the FCC in well-researched and
written formal comments in FCC rulemaking
proceedings. Recent proceedings in which
WSAB has filed comments include microradio,
DTV must carry, and the EEO rulemaking.
of Deadlines & Events
This annual listing includes FCC filing
deadlines, national meetings, political
lowest unit charge periods and other scheduling
information vital to station operations.
The Calendar is updated and published monthly
in the WSAB Bulletin.
Broadcast Inspection Program
WSAB, in cooperation with the Seattle FCC
Field Office, provides an opportunity for
stations to avoid FCC inspections. Stations
passing an inspection under the Alternative
Broadcast Inspection Program will not be
inspected by the FCC for up to three years.
Stations may be re-inspected under the ABI
Program to continue their immunity from
FCC station inspection.
WSAB published and distributed the State
EAS Plan and continues to update the plan
as necessary. In addition, WSAB includes
the date and time of all Required Monthly
Tests in the monthly Bulletin. WSAB also
periodically publishes the FCC's updated
EAS Self-Check List.