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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FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ September 2017

By | September 29th, 2017|Legal News|

Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others.  This month’s issue includes: Headlines: Noncommercial TV Broadcaster Agrees to $5,000 Consent Decree for EEO Violations Taxi Company Fined $13,000 for Failing to Operate a Private Land Mobile Radio […]

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Today’s the Day: Nationwide EAS Test and Form 2 Deadline Arrive

By | September 27th, 2017|Legal News|

Earlier this week, the FCC and FEMA released a final reminder that this year’s nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will occur today, September 27, 2017 at 2:20 PM Eastern Time.  The test will be transmitted in both English and Spanish and broadcasters will choose which one to air in their communities. The agencies […]

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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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FCC Announces Annual Regulatory Fee Deadline, Gives Break to Small Market Radio Stations and Stations in Hurricane-Affected Areas

By | September 15th, 2017|Legal News|

[Breaking News: Moments before the release of this post, the FCC issued a Public Notice announcing an extension of time to the end of the government’s fiscal year for regulatory fee payors in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to make their regulatory fee payments.  Regulatees in Florida, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, […]

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FCC Pushes Back New Unified Ownership Report Filing Deadline for Commercial and NCE Broadcast Stations

By | September 5th, 2017|Legal News|

The FCC announced on Friday afternoon that it would push back the December 1, 2017 deadline for commercial and noncommercial broadcast stations to file their biennial ownership reports.  Rather than opening the filing window on September 1 and closing it on December 1, the FCC will open the window on December 1 and close it on […]

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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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Last of Citizens Broadband Radio Service Rules Become Final

By | August 22nd, 2017|Legal News|

The FCCs rules for Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) have become final, after many years in the works. No, it’s not your grandfather’s “Ten-four, good buddy” citizens band, but a high-end, super-Wi-Fi-type service that someday will serve your portable devices with fast digital signals. But don’t run down to Best Buy quite yet. The engineers are...… Continue Reading

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