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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Limited Registration Period for .RADIO Domain Names Ends Oct.31, 2017 – The Time to Register is Now!

By | October 13th, 2017|Legal News|

Now until Oct. 31, 2017, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is offering a “Special Limited Registration Period” – a pre-launch opportunity for the registration of .RADIO domain names by radio broadcasters, radio professional, radio amateurs, Internet radios, and radio-related companies. Call letters, corporate names, on-air personality names, and even slogans can all be registered as...… Continue Reading

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Now Available: Online Public Inspection File Webinar

By | October 13th, 2017|Legal News|

With the March 1, 2018 Online Public Inspection File deadline for mid-sized and smaller market (and non-commercial) approaching, Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth’s Frank Montero and Steve Lovelady recently presented a webinar to help industry professionals navigate through the online filing process. In collaboration with Colorado Broadcasters Association, Montero and Lovelady spoke on a variety of...… Continue Reading

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Reminder: FREE Online Public Inspection Files Refresher Course Webinar

By | October 11th, 2017|Legal News|

This is a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 12th at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth’s Frank Montero and Steve Lovelady in partnership with Colorado Broadcasters Association, will present a FREE webinar entitled “Online Public Inspection Files: A Refresher Webinar.” You can register for the webinar, for FREE, via this link. While 2017 isn’t...… Continue Reading

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Reminder: EAS National Test Scheduled for Wednesday, September 27

By | September 22nd, 2017|Legal News|

ETRS Form 2 Due Same Day (Except for Hurricane-Impacted EAS Participants) Assuming that it is not delayed due to a real national emergency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC are still scheduled to conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Sept. 27, 2017, at 2:20 PM EDT. As we...… Continue Reading

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CPB Compliance: Basic Preparedness and Recent OIG Audit Activity Webinar

By | September 22nd, 2017|Legal News|

Compliance has never been more important for public broadcasters. CPB regularly issues forfeitures of up to $15,000 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...… Continue Reading

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Regulatory Fee Deadline Extended for Those Affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

By | September 20th, 2017|Legal News|

As readers should know by now, annual FCC Regulatory Fees are due to be paid by no later than September 26 by all FCC regulatees. However, in recognition of the havoc caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma the FCC has has extended the deadline for regulatees in the areas impacted by those storms (which the...… Continue Reading

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Fall FCC Broadcasting and Telecommunications Deadlines

By | September 19th, 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.  September 26, 2017 – Annual Regulatory Fees – On a date not yet determined but certainly before September 30, 2017, annual regulatory fees will be due.  These will be due and payable for Fiscal...… Continue Reading

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Online Public File to Bring New Scrutiny to Issues/Programs Lists

By | September 13th, 2017|Legal News|

Believe it or not, the date by which all radio stations must have their complete public files online is now less than six months away. Television stations have been dealing with this reality for several years now, as have large stations in large markets for the past couple of years. Now, every radio station, both...… Continue Reading

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