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FCC suspends September 1, 2015 deadline for LPTV and translator stations to shift from analog to digital

USA - April 24 2015 The FCC's Media Bureau announced that the September 1, 2015 deadline for Low Power TV and TV Translator stations to transition to digital will be…

A Broadcaster’s Guide to the U.S. Department of Labor’s New Overtime Exemption Requirements

USA - June 1 2016 On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published final regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") that more than double the…

Scott R. Flick, Julia E. Judish

Hack of Wireless Carrier Leads to Admonishment by FCC

USA - February 23 2017 The FCC admonished a national wireless phone carrier for a 2015 data breach in which a third party gained unauthorized access to personal information…

Joseph A. Cohen, Scott R. Flick

Pirate Radio Operator Faces $25,000 Proposed Fine After Flaunting Multiple FCC Warnings

USA - February 23 2017 After issuing multiple warnings, the FCC proposed a $25,000 fine against a New Jersey man for operating an unlicensed radio station. Section 301 of…

Joseph A. Cohen, Scott R. Flick

A “Harmless Chihuahua” No More: FCC Proposes Maximum Fine for Operating Low Power TV Station Without a License

USA - May 24 2017 Two individuals are facing a $144,344 proposed fine for operating a Kentucky low power TV (“LPTV”) station without a license for the last 18 years…

Joseph A. Cohen, Scott R. Flick