National Association of Broadcasters

Five House Members Added As Local Radio Freedom Act Cosponsors

05/24/17 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON, DC -- Five Members of the House of Representatives have joined as cosponsors of a bipartisan 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 185 cosponsors in the House and 22 in the Senate.

Jon Bon Jovi to Receive NABEF Service to America Leadership Award

05/23/17 10:00 pm

Renowned musician and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi will receive the 2017 Service to America Leadership Award from the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) for his ongoing efforts to combat poverty and homelessness. Bon Jovi, whose music and public service signify the spirit of America and the principles that define the nation, will receive the honor at NABEF’s Celebration of Service to America Awards on June 20 in Washington, DC.

NAB Releases New Morning Consult Research Finding Americans Turn to Broadcast TV and Radio Above All Other Media in Times of Emergency

05/16/17 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters revealed new research today from Morning Consult confirming the critical role that radio and TV broadcasters play in times of emergency. Indeed, the polling shows that in emergency situations, Americans turn to broadcast TV and radio above all other media by a factor of nearly four to one.

NAB Statement on Confirmation Hearing of Vishal Amin for IP Enforcement Coordinator

05/16/17 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the announcement that the Senate Judiciary Committee will consideration the nomination of Vishal Amin for U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, the following statement may be attributed to NAB Director of Media Relations Zamir Ahmed:

NAB Statement on Nomination of David Redl as NTIA Administrator

05/16/17 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to nomination of House Energy and Commerce Committee Chief Counsel David Redl as administrator of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, the following statement may be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

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.