advocacy

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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  • Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth Attorney Peter Tannenwald Recognized by LPTV Broadcasters Association with Gravino Lifetime Achievement Award at NAB 2024  April 15, 2024
    At this year’s LPTV Broadcasters Association meeting during the NAB convention in Las Vegas, Peter Tannenwald, retired member of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, received the Mike Gravino Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes individuals who contribute to the advancement of the low power TV industry and who exemplify the highest standards of excellence in their...… […]
  • Hyper-Local Programming Gets a Boost April 5, 2024
    On April 2, 2024, the FCC released a Report and Order (“R&O”) and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“FNPRM”) adopting rule changes that will allow FM booster stations to originate up to three minutes of programming per hour.  Prior to adopting the changes, the FCC generally defined a booster as a “fill-in” translator that is...… […]
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  • FCC Enforcement Monitor March 2024
    Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published the FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. This month’s issue includes: Maine LPTV Licensee Agrees to Pay $2,500 for Closed-Captioning Violation Georgia Broadcaster Loses FM Translator License, Faces Five-Figure Fine for Various Alleged Rule Violations […]
  • 2024 First 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 April 10, 2024, reflecting information for the months of January, February, and March 2024. 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 […]
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P.O. Box 61562
Honolulu, HI 96839
Phone: 808-599-1455

Jamie Hartnett, Executive Director

Jamie@HawaiiBroadcasters.com