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The ABA’s mission is to serve, educate and advocate, and here’s the part where we educate. Check out these articles on industry topics, curated by Art Brooks, to share and discuss in the newsroom and around the proverbial water cooler. And remember – we share stories all week long on our social media channels.

It’s ‘absurd’ broadcasters could be forced off air by channel repack, NAB says – Fierce Cable

With the FCC’s broadcast incentive auctions officially in the books, the extensive channel repacking process begins. But the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) warns changes are needed to avoid broadcasters being forced off the air.

FCC gets new office on economic data – The Hill

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday announced the creation of a new office at the agency focused on economics and data. Pai said that the new Office of Economics and Data (OED) would provide economic analysis on many of the functions and policy decisions of the FCC.

In-Person Training: Safety in the Field and Remote Locations – ABA

The ABA in partnership with the Phoenix Police Department will provide training for all members broadcasting in the field and remote locations. The training will cover things like safety awareness and the use of intelligence to reduce vulnerability. Space is limited to 40 people so sign up ASAP.

13th Annual AZ AMBER Alert Golf Classic – ABA

We hope you’ll come out to the AZ AMBER Alert Golf Classic. We have some exciting elements we’re adding this year like the Super Ticket — You can shoot a golf ball from a launcher and get a chance at 5 grand for a hole-in-one! We’ll be raising money for the program that has assisted in the safe recovery of over 90 of Arizona’s children. This year’s tournament will be May 5 and the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club.