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Nationwide EAS Test Scheduled for August 11, 2021

FCC NEWS The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has informed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it plans to conduct the next nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on August 11, 2021. They also plan to conduct a nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) test simultaneously. FEMA added that,…

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2021 Hurricane Preparedness Week

NEWS RELEASE IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Derrec Becker or Brandon LaVorgna Phone: 803-737-8515  |  News@emd.sc.gov Social: @SCEMD  |  Online: scemd.org and hurricane.sc New Website, New Guide for Hurricane Season SCEMD launches hurricane.sc, a new online home for hurricane preparedness Columbia, S.C.  –  South Carolina residents have a new, state-of-the-art resource to…

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FREE MONTHLY ENGINEERING WEBINARS

Join us on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) for a FREE engineering webinar. AUGUST 17th , 11:00 AM EST –  ENGINEERING WEBINAR The special guest presenter is Mike Patton, Micheal Patton & Associates. He will be discussing AM Directional Systems and MoM. Click here to…

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Latest COVID-19 Relief and Government Funding Package Includes Key Communications Provisions

Television and Radio Broadcaster Eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program As initially structured, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) excluded many local television and radio stations from loan eligibility due to their respective parent and sibling companies exceeding the aggregate 500-employee eligibility cap. Changes included in the new stimulus legislation treat…

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MEMORANDUM TO MEMBERS

The Supreme Court Overturns Third Circuit on Media Ownership Rules By Frank Montero On Thursday, April 1, 2021 the Supreme Court unanimously voted to overturn the United StatesCourt of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia (“Third Circuit”) in the case of Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) v. Prometheus Radio Project,…

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