Register today to join us at The Granite Mikes on Thursday, October 17th!
New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters

Letter from the Editor


Famed country club golfer Ty Webb is famous for saying, “this isn’t Russia. Is this Russia? This isn’t Russia.” The answer is, of course, no. This isn’t Russia. The consequences for not looking into your radio station subscribing to Tagstation, the web-based add-on service for Emmis Broadcasting’s NextRadio smartphone app isn’t a trip to labor camps in Siberia. The long-term effects on your station and the radio business in general, however, could be significant. Read on to learn more about NextRadio and the groundbreaking deal between the nation’s radio broadcasters and Sprint.

I had a chance to use the app on an HTC EVO 4GLTE phone at the Radio Show in Orlando. The app will be intuitive to anyone who has used a streaming radio service on their phone and the best part is it uses a station’s over-the-air signal. As a former radio seller I was particularly intrigued by all of the possibilities to use Tagstation to help clients. Using Tagstation can help give your clients the feeling that they’re not missing the “tech boat” by advertising on radio. This is as current as it comes. Give it a look and at the very least make sure that NextRadio has your station’s logo. They’ll display it in-app for free.

-Jordan Walton
Executive Director

PS: Don’t forget that the deadline to sign up for next Thursday’s Granite Mikes event is FRIDAY. Head to NHAB.org to register!
A Swinging Good Time!

Register today to join us for the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters' annual Granite Mike Awards on Thursday, October 17th at the Manchester Country Club! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception complete with food, drinks and entertainment. The night will continue with a performance by comedian Bob Marley, the Annual Meeting and most importantly, the awards! Who will be this year's Broadcaster of the Year? There's only one way to find out first! It's all par for the course on this night when Manchester greens up and turns into a night you won't foreget!

Tickets are $10 per person. Please RSVP by Friday, October 11th by calling 603-627-9600 or online at nhab.org.
Continuing Education Reimbursement Program
We'll Pay You to Further Your Education!

Have you been dreaming of furthering yourself in your broadcast career? With tightening budgets and employees multitasking outside of their comfort zone, training becomes necessary, but unaffordable. Enter the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters’ Continuing Education Reimbursement Program (CERP).

The CERP helps any NHAB member get reimbursed for just about any educational endeavor that will help them do their job better.  The NHAB will reimburse up to $250 for members to attend seminars or webinars, purchase training books, CDs, DVDs, attend workshops, take post secondary classes and more. 


Download your CERP application at nhab.org today!
2013 Radio Show
The Fight to Save AM Radio

AM radio broadcasters took a front seat at the joint National Association of Broadcasters and Radio Advertising Bureau Radio Show in Orlando, Florida last month. The week’s events included a very informative panel discussion moderated by Bryan Broadcasting Corporation Vice President and General Manager Ben Downs and was headlined by a speech from Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai.

Buoyed by a recent article in the New York Times, the “revitalization” of the AM band has been a top priority for Pai, who grew up in Kansas. He often recalls listening to his high school basketball team winning the state championship on KLKC 1540 and has stated that AM radio is a lifeline in times of emergency, especially in rural areas.

The problem for AM radio in 2013 is the ever-increasing interference from all things electronic...

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Join Us for the NHAB's Annual Job Fair

We invite you to join us for the NHAB Job Fair on Tuesday, October 29 at Manchester Community College from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.!

A participation fee of $75 is required to reserve a 10’ x 10’ booth.  A booth includes one 6’ skirted table, pipe-and-drape background, and two chairs.  Electricity and/or Internet access can be provided but must be arranged for in advance.  If you station is part of a cluster, and wishes to send a representative with hiring power for more than one set of call letters, please include an additional $25 per set of call letters.   For clarification on how much it will cost your station(s) to participate, and to register your stations for a booth, please feel free to call Jordan or Anne at 603-627-9600.



EEO Webinar
NextRadio App at Radio Show

State Broadcaster Association Executives were granted hands on time with the new NextRadio app developed by Emmis Communications during a session of the NAB/RAB Radio Show. Making the presentation was Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan and Senior Vice President/Chief Technology Officer Paul Brenner.

The application makes use of an FM chip in HTC One and HTC EVO 4G LTE phones carried by Sprint as part of the deal struck between Emmis, on behalf of the radio industry and the nation’s third largest cellular company. The application allows users to tap into the FM chip and listen to over-the-air FM radio anywhere...

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