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October Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Quarterly Issues Programs and Children’s Television Reports, EEO Obligations, Repacking Reports and More

By | October 1st, 2017|Legal News|

The beginning of a calendar quarter always brings numerous regulatory obligations, and October is one of those months with a particularly full set of obligations. All full-power broadcasters, commercial and noncommercial, must complete their Quarterly Issues Programs Lists and place these reports into their public inspection files by October 10. These reports are the FCC’s...… Continue Reading

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List of Mutually Exclusive Applications for FM Translators to Rebroadcast AM Stations Released By FCC – Settlement Window Through November 29

By | September 29th, 2017|Legal News|

The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice providing the details for its settlement window for mutually exclusive applications for new FM translators to rebroadcast AM stations. The settlement window will run through November 29. The mutually-exclusive applications (applications which conflict with each other as they cannot both operate without creating prohibited interference) are listed on...… Continue Reading

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Reminder: Electronic Registration of Designated Agent for DMCA Safe-Harbor Take-Down Notices Due at Copyright Office by December 31

By | September 28th, 2017|Legal News|

The Copyright Office yesterday issued a reminder, here, that their electronic system for “designated agents” of Internet service providers – those who are to receive notice of any claimed infringing content posted on a service provider’s site – is active and all services must register in that system by December 31 for such registrations to...… Continue Reading

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FCC Proposes $144,344 Fine on Pirate Radio Operator and His Landlord

By | September 27th, 2017|Legal News|

Yesterday, the FCC adopted a Notice of Apparent Liability proposing to fine three individuals $144,344 for operating a pirate radio station in North Miami, Florida.  One individual is alleged to have programed and operated the station while the other two are a husband and wife who owned the property from which the station transmitted. The...… Continue Reading

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Update: FCC Adopted Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Eliminate the Requirement that Licensees Maintain Paper Copy of the Rules

By | September 27th, 2017|Legal News|

At its meeting yesterday, as promised, the FCC adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking to eliminate the rule that certain classes of FCC licensees maintain a paper copy of the FCC rules. We wrote about the draft NPRM here, which the FCC substantially adopted. Under current rules, licensees of LPTV, TV and FM translator, and...… Continue Reading

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Update: FCC Still Conducting Nationwide EAS Test Tomorrow, September 27

By | September 26th, 2017|Legal News|

With no hurricane or other emergency seemingly threatening the United States tomorrow, the FEMA and the FCC announced yesterday that the Nationwide EAS test is being conducted as planned tomorrow, September 27. We wrote about that test here and here. Stations, except those in hurricane-affected areas who have been given more time to file reports...… Continue Reading

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Update: FCC Approves Changes to AM Proofing Requirements

By | September 26th, 2017|Legal News|

The week before last, we summarized an FCC draft order to relax rules on proofs of performance for AM stations – lessening the number of monitoring points needed in traditional partial proofs of performance, and relaxing a number of previous-imposed limitations on the use of Method of Moments proofs (see our post here for more...… Continue Reading

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FCC Announces Second Filing Window for Upgrades and New Channels for Repacked TV Stations – October 3 through November 2

By | September 21st, 2017|Legal News|

The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice (linked here) announcing that it will open the post-Incentive Auction “second filing window” on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.  In this window, any repacked TV station, including stations that changed from UHF to VHF during the incentive auction and repacked Class A stations, can file an amendment to its...… Continue Reading

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What to Do With the On-Air Employee Who Becomes a Candidate for Elective Office?

By | September 20th, 2017|Legal News|

It seems like about this time as we begin to near the end of the year that broadcasters contemplate their future. And it seems like that brings many to contemplate moving from behind the microphone to being in front of it – by running for public office. Perhaps because next year will likely be a...… Continue Reading

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