Industry advocacy at the federal and state level

MBA’s advocacy team is constantly vigilant and prepared to respond to legislative or regulatory issues that impact the broadcast industry.

FCC Alternative Inspection Program (ABIP)

Every three years, the MBA sends highly qualified inspectors to member stations across the state to ensure compliance with FCC rules and regulations. Stations that successfully pass the program are exempted from most FCC inspections. Our next inspection cycle begins in the late spring/early summer of 2026.

Minnesota Broadcaster Newsletter

The Minnesota Broadcaster, MBA's quarterly newsletter, keeps you informed on issues that affect your business. View our latest newsletter here.

Legislative Action Alerts/Updates

When we need to mobilize our industry grassroots, we send out alerts and updates by email to give you the information you need to communicate with your lawmakers and regulatory authorities.

MBA Legal Hotlines

The MBA offers members access to Washington, DC and local counsel who are prepared to answer basic legal, regulatory, advertising, and First Amendment questions. To direct your question, email

Educational webinars

The MBA offers periodic webinars on issues impacting broadcasters from political advertising to EEO compliance to interactive technologies.

MBA Job Bank

The MBA maintains an online job bank and listing employment opportunities that is sent to hundreds of agencies throughout Minnesota. This valuable membership benefit helps you fulfill the broad outreach requirement for EEO and exposes thousands of potential employees to your opening. Email to post your job.

Ten Minute Trainer Network

MBA offers the Ten Minute Trainer Network, an e-Learning tool, to members to improve your team's performance with short online video training courses. To get started, visit If you are an MBA Member and need a P1 Learning username and password, please contact Tim Hyde at