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Overpower FM Translator Prompts $12,000 FCC Fine

USA - August 9 2018 In an Order released earlier this week, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau imposed a $12,000 fine on the licensee of an FM translator in California because...


FCC Adopts Incubator Program To Assist New Radio Owners - What Does it Provide?

USA - August 7 2018 At its meeting last week, the FCC adopted a Report and Order creating an incubator program to incentivize existing broadcasters to assist new entrants...


A Presentation on Legal Issues for Podcasters - Who Owns What?

USA - August 3 2018 Last week, I spoke at Podcast Movement 2018 - a large conference of podcasters held in Philadelphia. My presentation, Legal Issues In Podcasting -...


EAS Updates - Nationwide Test, Filing Deadline for Revised Form 1, and New Rules for Use of EAS Tones and Reporting of False Alerts

USA - July 31 2018 The last month has been one where there has been lots of activity dealing with EAS. The FCC announced that it will be conducting a Nationwide EAS Test...


August Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - EEO Filings, Comments on FM Translator Interference and Class C4 Proposal, EAS Form One and More

USA - July 30 2018 It may be time for summer vacations, but the FCC seemingly never rests, so there are a number of important dates of which broadcasters need to take...