National Association of Broadcasters

SPROCKIT and NAB Show Welcome Five New Media, Entertainment and Technology Startups to Partnership Program

07/19/17 10:00 pm

SPROCKIT, the leading program showcasing media, entertainment and technology startups in collaboration with NAB Show, today announced the newest startups selected to participate in SPROCKIT’s 2017 program. The companies were hand-selected by industry leaders to participate based on their potential to offer real solutions to challenges in today’s evolving market that many established media and entertainment companies face.

NAB Statement on Introduction of Viewer Protection Act

07/19/17 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON – In response to the introduction of the Viewer Protection Act by House Energy & Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

Asleep at the Wheel to Perform at NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show

07/19/17 10:00 pm

Grammy Award-winning country music band Asleep at the Wheel will perform at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by Experi, on Thursday, September 7. The event is part of the 2017 Radio Show, held September 5-8 at the JW Marriott Austin and produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB).

Over 200 House Members Now Cosponsor Local Radio Freedom Act

07/18/17 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON, DC -- A bipartisan coalition of seven Members of the House of Representatives have joined as cosponsors of a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 206 cosponsors in the House and 23 in the Senate.

Pillsbury Explores Radio's Regulatory and Economic Outlook at 2017 Radio Show

07/16/17 10:00 pm

Leading financial forecasters and radio group executives will provide insight on radio’s regulatory and economic future in a session titled “Pillsbury’s Broadcast Finance 2017: Is Radio Ready for a New Deal?,” Wednesday, September 6, from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at the 2017 Radio Show in Austin.

Emergency Alert System - EAS

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is designed to provide fast and efficient dissemination of important information during times of emergency or crisis. While local EAS messages originate from state authorities such as the Office of the Governor, the Department of Public Safety or Homeland Security, broadcasters across the state are dedicated to getting that information to our communities as quickly and reliably as possible.


Here are some helpful links...

  • New Mexico EAS State Plan
    Each state has an action plan for the broadcast and cable industry in the use of the Emergency Alert System, both voluntarily and in the event of a national alert from the President of the United States. This EAS plan is an FCC-mandated document.
  • Station Monitoring Assignments
    Our stations voluntarily monitor the EAS system to bring important news and alerts to their communities.
  • EAS Manual (Spanish and English available)
  • NMDPS Missing Persons Reference Manual
    Under NM state law, the NM Department of Public Safety provides for the administration of information regarding missing and endangered individuals. When an alert is necessary, the information is disseminated through the mechanics of the EAS system.
  • NASBA's EASAlert.org
    The National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations' website that helps to coordinate all 50 states' engineers and EAS stakeholders to create a seamless system.