FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ December 2017

By | December 28th, 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: FCC Proposes $20,000 Fine for Decade-Old EEO Violations FCC Goes After Small North Carolina Radio Station for Absence During Inspection Drone Company Agrees to […]

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Broadcasters Face a (Re)Packed 2018

By | December 21st, 2017|Legal News|

Each year around this time, Pillsbury’s Communications Practice releases its Broadcasters’ Calendar for the upcoming year.  It may not be the perfect stocking stuffer, but broadcasters that don’t read it closely are much more likely to end up on the FCC’s Naughty List next year.  When I’m on the road visiting stations or speaking at […]

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FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ November 2017

By | November 30th, 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: FCC Fires Broadside at Pirate Stronghold: Nearly Half of November Pirate Radio Notices Go to NY/NJ/CT Area Sorry About That: Wireless Broadband Manufacturer Pays […]

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FCC Finds the Case for Broadcast Ownership Deregulation Compelling

By | November 16th, 2017|Legal News|

After much public debate, the FCC voted 3-2 today to reconsider and reverse the prior decision of the Wheeler FCC to leave the broadcast ownership rules largely unchanged in the 2010/2014 Quadrennial Regulatory Review.  As detailed in an FCC Fact Sheet released after the FCC’s action this morning, the FCC’s ultimate order will hew closely […]

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FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ October 2017

By | October 31st, 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: Law and Disorder: FCC Fines New York City Man $404,166 for Interfering with NYPD Radio Frequencies A Friendly Port: In Novel FCC Action, Property […]

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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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The Main Studio Rule Is Dead; Long Live the Main Studio

By | October 24th, 2017|Legal News|

In a move that would have once been stunning, but which now was so expected as to be anticlimactic, the FCC today voted to eliminate the Main Studio Rule.  In doing so, it also eliminated various associated requirements such as the mandate that a station’s main studio be staffed during normal business hours with at […]

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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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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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