How we advocate for Hawaii's broadcasters

The HAB advocates on behalf of the radio and television stations by promoting broadcast advertising to industries, reaching out to young people about pursuing careers in broadcasting, some involvement in legislative and legal matters on behalf of broadcasting. Please contact us if you’d like more information about our advocacy efforts.

Promote Broadcasting

Broadcaster represent an industry which, at its core, is here to serve our communities.​

Educate Stakeholders

The HAB is determined to help maintain a competitive and reasonable environment to continue serving the public.

Encourage the next generation

As broadcasting changes and evolves, we look to young and excited minds to take the industry forward.

Cooperative Partnerships

The HAB works with other state associations, the National Association of Broadcasters and our own Washington counsel to serve our members.

Our Partners

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  • FCC Proposes Power-Up for Digital FMs August 26, 2023
    The FCC has issued a proposal that would allow more FM stations to increase digital power and allow asymmetric power on digital sidebands.  Interested parties have until September 21 to file comments.  Reply comments are due October 6.    Power Increase for Digital FM Stations  In the Order and Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) released...… […]
  • EAS Nationwide Test Scheduled for Wednesday, October 4, 2023 August 3, 2023
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) and the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) have announced that a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (“EAS”) will take place on October 4, 2023, at 2:20 pm EDT.   As we previously reported, EAS participants, with limited exceptions, should have already filed their ETRS Form 1 providing the FCC...… […]
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  • 2023 Third Quarter Issues/Programs List Advisory for Broadcast Stations
    The next Quarterly Issues/Programs List (“Quarterly List”) must be placed in stations’ Public Inspection Files by October 10, 2023, reflecting information for the months of July, August, and September 2023. Content of the Quarterly List The FCC requires each broadcast station to air a reasonable amount of programming responsive to significant community needs, issues, and […]
  • FCC Sets September 20 Payment Deadline for Reduced Radio and TV Regulatory Fees
    Today the Federal Communications Commission released its annual Public Notice setting the deadline for paying annual regulatory fees.  Payments can be made via the FCC’s Commission Registration System (CORES) beginning today through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 20, 2023. In addition to marking this deadline on their calendars, broadcasters should note with some satisfaction […]
RSS Broadcast Law Blog
  • This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: September 18-September 22, 2023
    Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the past week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. Continue Reading…
  • Broadcaster’s Legal Considerations for Early Season Political Ads
    With the 2024 election looming, broadcasters are already receiving requests for political advertising time, from PACs and other issue groups, and from both established candidates and newcomers eager to make an early splash to enhance their public standing.  Some of these potential buyers advance unique policy positions and, sometimes, unusual ad buying strategies.  How are... […]
RSS National Association of Broadcasters – News Releases
  • NAB Show Announces Call for Proposals for 2024 BEIT Conference
    Washington, D.C.— Proposals for technical papers and panel sessions are now being accepted for the NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology (BEIT) Conference, taking place April 13-16, 2024 at NAB Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Selected papers will be presented during the conference and are eligible for inclusion in the official “Proceedings of […]
  • NABLF Welcomes 2024 Broadcast Leadership Training Program Class
    WASHINGTON, DC -- The NAB Leadership Foundation (NABLF) officially kicked off the 2024 Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) program last week at NAB Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Since BLT's inception, nearly 400 broadcasters have graduated from NABLF’s flagship program and over 70 percent have been promoted one or more times since graduating. In addition, 60 graduates […]

P.O. Box 61562
Honolulu, HI 96839
Phone: 808-599-1455

Jamie Hartnett, Executive Director