Nevada Broadcasters Association

Promoting and Advocating for Nevada's Broadcasters, While Serving the Public.

KLAS & COX Strike A Deal

The specifics of the deal are not being released. however, local network access was restored to viewers at 1:30pm, Thursday, February 4th. A full statement from Nexstar Broadcasting can be found HERE.

You're Invited to the Nevada Broadcasters Association & Foundation Open House



From Mary Beth Sewald - President NVBA

Good afternoon and Happy New Year to all NVBA Members.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday.

I am writing to share two things with you:
1. The approved 2016-2017 NVBA BOD Roster
2. Details for the next full NVBA Board meeting/phonecall

First, congratulations to the entire NVBA Board of Directors and thank you to the NVBA Executive Committee and Board Chair, Todd Brown, VP/GM KVVU FOX 5.

I would especially like to welcome the newcomers.  Please congratulate Viola Cody on being elected NVBA Chair-Elect.  Viola has been an exceptional member and always very engaged.  She is forward-thinking and I look forward to working more closely with her in this new leadership role.

I am also pleased to welcome new members Matt Eldredge, Jennifer Odom, Kara Brown, Javier Ortiz and Thom Porterfield.

Click here for complete list

*Please note the next Full Board of Directors meeting/telecom is scheduled for Thursday, February 4th at 10am.
The conference line number is 712-775-7031.  Code 669-006-323.

*The next "ALL MEMBER" meeting will be held in person at the August NVBA Hall of Fame Gala on August 20, 2016.

In the meantime, I will be organizing NVBA Committees in key initiative areas ranging from Legislative/Political to Business Development to Gala so if any member is interested in serving in any capacity please do let me know.

Congratulations again and I look forward to working with all of you toward a successful 2016.

Best Regards,
Mary Beth

We Have Moved!

FCC Announcement:

The FCC has announced the dates for the availability of their "pre-auction process tutorial" and updated other Spectrum Auction information.

The pre-auction process tutorial for the forward auction will be available by January 19, 2016.  It will provide additional information concerning access to the Commission’s bidding system (“Auction System”) for the reverse and forward auctions; provide additional details about the grouping of Partial Economic Areas (“PEAs”) in the assignment phase of the forward auction; and make ministerial changes to two of the appendices released with the Auction 1000 Application Procedures Public Notice.

Released:  12/21/2015.  APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR BROADCAST INCENTIVE AUCTION SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON MARCH 29, 2016; UPDATES AND OTHER SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION. (DA No.  15-1428). (Dkt No 12-269 14-252 12-268 )  Updates and supplements information on procedures for Broadcast Incentive Auction.  AU WTB

Upcoming Election Dates

The NAB has supplied the Nevada Broadcasters Association with the following preliminary state and congressional election dates. We advise stations to consult with their local and state election officials to verify all election dates. Stations should also consult with local counsel to obtain information on party caucuses to determine if the Lowest Unit Charge (LUC) window applies.
The general election will be held on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016. The LUC window for the general election will open FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016. For more information, please consult the NAB Broadcast Catechism, 18th edition, or call the NAB legal department at (866) 682-0276.
These dates are for Nevada. If you would like to see the listings for all the states, you can download the PDF here.

Message From NVBA President Mary Beth Sewald

NVBA Gala Video

Photos From the Gala

Photos from the 20th Annual Hall of Fame Gala will be available for download shortly after the event. To view and purchase photos from the event visit the link below.

Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame