National Association of Broadcasters

Gordon Smith Keynote at 2017 NAB Show

04/23/17 10:00 pm

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith delivered the annual NAB State of the Industry address during the 2017 NAB Show. Below is a transcript of his remarks as prepared for delivery.

America Ferrera and Maria Elena Salinas Honored at Day One of 2017 NAB SHOW

04/23/17 10:00 pm

Las Vegas, NV – NAB Show, the world’s largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology, kicked off today in Las Vegas. NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith opened the convention with his annual State of the Broadcast Industry Address, and a broad range of industry professionals led sessions dealing with the latest advances in filmmaking, television production and content creation. This year’s NAB Show runs through Thursday, April 27.

PILOT Announces 2017 Innovation Challenge Question

04/22/17 10:00 pm

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), through its PILOT program, today announced the second annual PILOT Innovation Challenge question. The PILOT Innovation Challenge recognizes creative ideas that leverage technological advances in the production, distribution and display of engaging content. The program also provides support to the winners for development.

NAB Statement on FCC Reinstating UHF Discount

04/19/17 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the FCC voting to reinstate the UHF discount used to calculate compliance with the national television audience reach cap, the following statement may be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

2017 NAB Show Presents Next Generation Image Making Super Session

04/16/17 10:00 pm

NAB Show, the world’s largest annual convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology, will feature “Next Generation Imaging – Taking Content Creation to New Places,” on Tuesday, April 25, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., a Super Session that will provide attendees with an exclusive look into how next generation imaging has the potential to transform image making for all forms of content.

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.