National Association of Broadcasters

NAB Show Reveals New Event Schedule Highlighting Industry Awards

11/19/17 9:00 pm

NAB Show will debut two new events highlighting broadcast industry achievement. The NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner will be held Monday, April 9th at the Encore Las Vegas. A separate NAB: We Are Broadcasters Program will be held Tuesday, April 10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

NAB Statement on FCC Adoption of Next Gen TV Order

11/15/17 9:00 pm

WASHINGTON -- In response to the FCC's adoption of an order approving the use of the Next Gen TV transmission standard, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

NAB Statement on FCC Order Modernizing Media Ownership Rules

11/15/17 9:00 pm

WASHINGTON -- In response to the FCC's adoption of an order modernizing broadcast media ownership regulations, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

NAB Statement on House Passage of Tax Reform Legislation

11/15/17 9:00 pm

WASHINGTON -- In response to passage of comprehensive tax reform legislation by the House of Representatives today, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

NAB Statement Regarding Calls for FCC Chair's Recusal on Media Ownership Reform, Next Gen TV

11/14/17 9:00 pm

WASHINGTON -- In response to calls for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to recuse himself on the Commission's proceedings on media ownership and a new broadcast TV transmission standard, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

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 Operating Handbook (2017)
  • 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.