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Effective Date of Main Studio Rule Elimination Announced

By | December 8th, 2017|Legal News|

Effective Jan. 8, 2018, AM, FM, and television broadcast stations will no longer be required to maintain a main studio. The Commission voted back in October to eliminate the Main Studio Rule based on findings that the cost of maintaining a main studio outweighed the benefits. The Order was published in the Federal Register on...… Continue Reading

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Upcoming FCC Broadcasting and Telecommunications Deadlines for January-February 2018

By | December 6th, 2017|Legal News|

It’s never too early to get a jump start on upcoming deadlines as the New Year approaches. Below is a list of upcoming FCC deadlines to keep on your radar. Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any questions.  January 10, 2018...… Continue Reading

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Comment Deadlines Set for Proposed Changes in Ancillary/Supplementary Service Report Requirements

By | November 29th, 2017|Legal News|

As we reported back in October, the Commission has proposed to end the requirement that all digital television, LPTV, and TV translator stations file annual ancillary/supplementary services reports. Plus, it instead requires only stations which actually offer such ancillary/supplementary services to file the forms and report on any revenues received. While this proposal has been...… Continue Reading

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Christmas Has Come Early: Media Bureau Waives Ancillary/Supplementary Services Report Filing Requirement

By | November 16th, 2017|Legal News|

Acting with commendable promptness, the Media Bureau has relieved virtually all television stations from the requirement to file ancillary/supplementary service reports, at least for this year and likely for future years as well. These reports are traditionally due on Dec. 1 of every year. As we reported back in October, the reports are the ones...… Continue Reading

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New Equipment Rules Take Effect

By | November 2nd, 2017|Legal News|

Changes to the equipment authorization rules the FCC adopted last July appeared in the Federal Register this morning and take effect today. Major changes include the option of putting required labeling on a device’s display screen, and combination of the former verification and Declaration of Conformity procedures into a new procedure called Supplier’s Declaration of...… Continue Reading

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Upcoming FCC Broadcasting and Telecommunications Deadlines for November-January

By | October 31st, 2017|Legal News|

Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any questions.  November 13, 2017 – EAS National Test – Participants’ ETRS Form Three Due – All EAS participants must submit Form Three, which reports the results of the the national EAS test held on...… Continue Reading

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NOW AVAILABLE: FHH CPB Compliance Webinar with Bob Winteringham

By | October 26th, 2017|Legal News|

Compliance has never been more important for public broadcasters. CPB regularly issues forfeitures to public broadcasting stations when the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) finds non-compliance with the provisions of the Communications Act, the terms of the CSG General Provisions, or errant NFFS reporting.  Compliance, though, is more than just checking boxes and filling out...… Continue Reading

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Mark Your Calendar for the 28th Annual FCBA Charity Auction

By | October 20th, 2017|Legal News|

It’s that time again – time to get dressed to the nines for a night of bidding, imbibing, and banter all for a good cause. Pull up your calendars and mark Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 for the 28th Annual FCBA Charity Auction hosted by the FCBA Young Lawyers Committee. This event is the place to...… Continue Reading

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Reminder: FREE Upcoming CPB Compliance Webinar

By | October 16th, 2017|Legal News|

This is a reminder to not snooze on next week’s CPB compliance webinar! On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth’s CPB Compliance guru Bob Winteringham will present a FREE one-hour webinar to help you navigate the twists and turns of CPB compliance. You can register for the webinar, for free, via this...… Continue Reading

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