We are the WSAB


The Washington State Association of Broadcasters, customarily known as the WSAB, is a member supported trade association representing the management of radio and television stations in the state of Washington. Founded in 1935, membership consists of 28 of the 28 commercial TV stations, and 182 of the 195 commercial radio stations. In addition, there are more than 50 Associate members. Educational radio and television stations are well represented in the WSAB, as are the state’s colleges and universities.



Online Public File Implementation Webinar –

Free to WSAB Member Stations – on January 30, 2018


Almost six years after requiring TV stations to move their Public Inspection File online, March 1, 2018 marks the deadline for radio stations that have not yet moved their file online to complete that task. The FCC required commercial radio stations with five or more full-time employees in the top 50 markets to make the move in 2016. As a result, this “last wave” of stations moving online consists mostly of noncommercial and smaller-market commercial radio stations.

The WSAB will provide – free to member stations – a webinar produced by Pillbury Winthop Shaw Pittman to assist broadcasters in their efforts to meet the deadline.  The webinar is Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11:00 am Pacific Time.  Click here to learn more and register for this webinar. 


2018 Lowest Unit Rate Windows


The Primary Election in the state of Washington is August 7, 2018 and the General Election is on November 6, 2018.

Here are the Lowest Unit Rate windows for 2018:

Primary Election (45 days):  June 24, 2018 – August 7, 2018

General Election (60 days):  September 8, 2018 – November 6, 2018

Political Broadcasting Webinar Available Online


As the 2018 mid-term elections approach, broadcasters will be navigating the FCC’s rules on political broadcasting.  Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth attorneys and the FCC’s Bobby Baker facilitated the conversation, which was presented by the Colorado Broadcasters Association.  You may view the webinar online here. 

Washington EAS RMT Test Schedule


The Washington State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC) has released its 2018 EAS Testing Schedule, which can be found here.

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The Washington State Association of Broadcasters welcomes the Army National Guard back to our NCSA/Public Education Partnership Program!  Learn more about the Washington Army National Guard here.  (https://www.mil.wa.gov/army-guard)

Get in Contact


PO Box 11341

Tacoma, WA 98411

Email: kshipman@wsab.org

Phone: 360-705- 0774