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PAB Newsletter - The Frequency October 2022

30 Second Spot with Joe

Fall Previews

The leaves are turning and we are busy here at Team PAB so it must be fall!

Our 2021 Annual Report is included in this month’s Frequency. The PAB continues to show strong financials while expanding our member stations' menu of service programs. Enjoy the yearly recap of 2021, another especially interesting year worthy of reflection.

Our Gold Medal Awards Dinner is moving to Philadelphia this December. For the first time in decades we'll be away from Hershey. The PAB Board of Directors has quite a slate of honorees. And this year we will again broadcast the event on our website. Check out the tease.

Enjoy the remainder of the political season! Pennsylvania is, once again, a key battleground state in this mid-term election.

Member Benefits and Services

PAB 2021 Annual Report

Click here to read the full report

2022 Gold Medal Gala

Thursday December 15, 2022—Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Philadelphia

Marc Zumoff & Kevin Negandhi to Be Honored at the Annual PAB Gold Medal Dinner


Other honorees include David Boardman, Lynn Deppen, Alan Frank, and the Lynett-Haggerty Family

On Thursday, December 15th, Marc Zumoff, Philadelphia’s beloved 76ers play-by-play announcer, and Kevin Negandhi, ESPN anchor and Philadelphia native, will be honored at the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters (PAB) Annual Gold Medal Dinner. The event will honor these two Philadelphia icons alongside Temple University’s dean of the Klein College of Media and Communications, David Boardman; The Lynett-Haggerty Family, owners of Times-Shamrock Communications; Lynn Deppen of Forever Media; and Alan Frank of Sinclair Broadcast Group. The PAB Gold Medal Dinner will be held for the first time in downtown Philadelphia at the Ritz-Carlton.

“We are honoring a very special group of broadcast professionals that greatly contribute to the success and prestige of our association,” said Joe Conti, President of the PAB. “I’d like to throw in a special shoutout to the Lew Klein College of Communications at Temple University, as three of their alumni are being honored at this event.” 

Hotel room reservations cut-off date — November 15

Gala Registration Deadline — November 30


Third Thursday Webinar

October 20, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

"Creating a Station Environment No One Wants to Leave"

with Kevin Benz, Principal, KevinBenz.News

The best way to recruit the best talent is to create a newsroom no one wants to leave. Retention is the core of good recruiting and it takes a village to build a positive newsroom culture. Everyone in the newsroom is responsible for the culture of the newsroom, making what we do better and how we do it more efficient, and doing it all while supporting each other. Kevin will introduce you to some new ways of thinking about your own work in the newsroom, and outside it. How you can contribute to making your newsroom and yourself better. And how you can help retain your best and recruit better.



FCC Considering New Rules That Would Help Protect EAS From Cyberattacks

The Emergency Alert System has been getting a lot of attention at the Federal Communications Commission of late. And that focus will continue this month, when the FCC is poised to launch a new proceeding that aims to protect the EAS itself with a set of proposed changes that intend to reduce the vulnerability of both EAS and the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system from cyberattacks. InsideRadio


New Hope For Supporters Of Cannabis Ads As Biden Orders Review Of Marijuana Classification

President Biden on Thursday ordered the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to “expeditiously” review how marijuana is scheduled under federal law. The current federal classification of marijuana as a Schedule One controlled substance has stations holding back out of fears they could face challenges to their licenses or fines at the FCC. InsideRadio

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FCC Weighing ‘Range Of Complicated Issues’ As It Considers ZoneCasting

Chair Jessica Rosenworcel says the Federal Communication Commission is facing “a range of complicated issues” as it weighs whether to alter its rules governing FM boosters to allow GeoBroadcast Solutions’ proposed ZoneCasting system to be widely deployed. InsideRadio

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How state attorneys general are leading the fight against Big Tech

State attorneys general are leading efforts to crack down on the power of big technology firms, as highlighted by California’s suit filed last month against Amazon and a Texas-led coalition’s measured win in its fight against Google. The Hill

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NAB Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act

NAB applauded the bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee passage of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act. In today's media landscape, local news outlets are at the mercy of a handful of Big Tech gatekeepers that dictate the terms by which their content appears online. This legislation would level the playing field by enabling fair negotiations between news publishers and dominant digital platforms for the market value of their local content.


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NAB Show New York

October 19-20, 2022

New York

NAB Show

April 16 - 19, 2023

Las Vegas


NAB Election Toolkit For Broadcasters

 The 2022 Election Toolkit is an online resource provides local television and radio broadcasters with ideas and information to cover the 2022 local, state and federal elections.

NAB Town Hall Provides Insight Into Year-End Broadcast Issues and Priorities

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) hosted a virtual town hall to brief NAB members on advocacy and business issues facing the broadcast industry for the remainder of the year. NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt was joined by senior executives and public policy staffers to offer updates on the association’s work, priorities and initiatives.

LeGeyt began the town hall by acknowledging the critical and lifesaving work of radio and television broadcasters in communities impacted by Hurricane Ian to provide round-the-clock coverage of the storm and its aftermath, and pledged NAB's assistance to support their efforts if needed.




This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: 

October 1 to October 7, 2022

By David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations.

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 Emergency Alert System 


More EAS information




October 20


4:40 A.M. NIGHT

November 17


10:45 A.M. DAY

December 15


4:45 A.M.NIGHT 

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