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.

 

 

 

SECC EAS REPORTING DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 6, 2017

 

The FCC has mandated that all participants of the EAS System report how they administer EAS Alerts in a multi-language format.  Radio and television stations are responsible to report this information to the state SECC Chair by November 6, 2017

 

Following a meeting yesterday of the Washington State SECC (State Emergency Communications Committee), I have been asked to forward the following survey (administered by Survey Monkey) so that the Chair may collect this data in one format. 

 

The link to complete the survey and submit your EAS Multilanguage Report to the Washington State SECC Chair is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RRYKJHN

 

Remember, the FCC’s filing deadline for EAS Reporting of Multi-Language Service/Plans is November 6, 2017.

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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)

 

FCC ANNOUNCES REGULATORY FEE DEADLINE

 

The Federal Communications Commission has announced the deadline for 2017 regulatory fee payment.  The deadline is Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time.  

 

Read the FCC’s public notice, including fees for broadcast radio and television stations, here.

The FCC’s Regulatory Fees website is found here.

 

 

FCC ISSUES NEW EAS OPERATING HANDBOOK

 

The Federal Communications Commission has issued an updated version of the EAS Operating Handbook which details broadcaster obligations related to the Emergency Alert System.   A copy of the new handbook must be located at normal duty positions or EAS equipment locations and should be immediately available to staff responsible for authenticating messages and initiating actions.  Old versions should be discarded. 

Click here to obtain the 2017 EAS Operating Handbook. 

 

Get in Contact

 

PO Box 11341

Tacoma, WA 98411

Email: kshipman@wsab.org

Phone: 360-705- 0774