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FCC’s September Agenda Packed with Proposed ‘Modernizations’

By | September 7th, 2017|Legal News|

Main Studio and Paper Rules on the Chopping Block, AM Revitalization on the Way It’s shaping up to be a busy few months for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. And did you know September is Modernization Month? Well, at least according to Chairman Pai it is. Today, the Chairman announced a new initiative to curtail, or...… Continue Reading

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FCC Activates DIRS for Second Time in Two Weeks as Irma Approaches

By | September 6th, 2017|Legal News|

Just a week after Hurricane Harvey wrecked havoc in Texas and Louisiana, Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, has already hit parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. This is a major storm, with wind gusts measured at 155 mph in Barbuda. This weekend Irma is set to make its way into Florida...… Continue Reading

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Online Public Inspection Files: A Refresher Webinar

By | September 5th, 2017|Legal News|

While 2017 isn’t even close to being over yet, we’re already looking ahead at next year’s deadlines. TV stations and a large first batch of commercial radio stations have already had to move their public inspection files online. But starting on March 1st of 2018, noncommercial radio stations, as well as the remaining commercial that were...… Continue Reading

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Tech Advisors to Assist FCC in Faster Approvals for New Devices

By | September 4th, 2017|Legal News|

The FCC’s Technological Advisory Council (TAC) has initiated a Technical Inquiry into reforming the FCC’s technical regulations. Comprised of very smart industry engineers, academics, and other technological leaders who provide technical advice to the FCC, the TAC aims to provide useful guidance to the FCC on its technical rules and the status of emerging technologies....… Continue Reading

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FCC Media Bureau Postpones Filing Deadline for Biennial Ownership Reports

By | September 1st, 2017|Legal News|

The FCC on Sept. 1 postponed the due date for the submission of 2017 biennial broadcast ownership reports to the FCC until March 2, 2017. Biennial ownership reports are required to be filed every two years by all commercial and (starting this year) noncommercial AM, FM, TV, Class A, and LPTV stations and entities holding...… Continue Reading

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Approaching FCC Broadcast and Telecom Filing Deadlines

By | August 28th, 2017|Legal News|

Time to mark your calendars for FCC filing deadlines for broadcasting and telecommunications. Find our list of upcoming deadlines in the industry below. Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any questions.  September 1, 2017: Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Report – Facilities-based...… Continue Reading

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FCC Activates Disaster Information Reporting System Ahead of Hurricane Harvey

By | August 25th, 2017|Legal News|

Even if you are not living in the direct path, you are likely aware that many areas in Louisiana and Texas are preparing for Hurricane Harvey.  As local citizens prepare for a Class 3 Hurricane expected to bring dangerous flooding, wind and rain, broadcasters and other communications providers in that region will also need make...… Continue Reading

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Now Available: Archived Must-Carry/Retransmission Consent Webinar

By | August 23rd, 2017|Legal News|

With the October 1 deadline looming, FHH’s Dan Kirkpatrick and Paul Feldman held a webinar to help industry leaders navigate the waters regarding must-carry/retransmission consent. If you missed the webinar, or just want a refresher, never fear: you can catch it in re-runs. We’ve posted a recording of the show here – all audio and slides...… Continue Reading

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Reminder: FREE Must-Carry/Retransmission Consent Webinar Tuesday, August 22

By | August 18th, 2017|Legal News|

This is a reminder that on Tuesday, August 22 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. (EDT), FHH carriage gurus Dan Kirkpatrick and Paul Feldman will present a FREE webinar entitled “Must-Carry and Retransmission Consent 2017.” Free registration for the webinar is available here. The industry faces an October 1, 2017 deadline requiring all full-power television stations to make...… Continue Reading

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