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Political broadcasting advisory

USA - May 14 2014 More than ten years after adoption of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (“BCRA”) of 2002, popularly known as “McCain-Feingold,” Congress’ and the…

Scott R. Flick, Lauren Lynch Flick, Clifford M. Harrington, Miles S. Mason, Lew Paper

Preparing to post your full-power or class a television station public inspection and political files on the FCC's website

USA - July 27 2012 While most broadcasters have only seen a demonstration of the FCC’s new online Public Inspection File database, they must begin to use it in just one week’s time.

Paul A. Cicelski, Lauren Lynch Flick

Advisory - while suing large radio station groups, patentholder seeks 'voluntary' license fee agreements with smaller station owners

USA - October 7 2011 In recent months, the owners of radio stations throughout the country have received letters from representatives of Mission Abstract Data, L.L.C., d/b/a DigiMedia (“MAD”), encouraging them to enter into patent license fee agreements with the company.

William P. Atkins

FCC sets September 14, 2011 as the deadline for payment of FY 2011 annual Regulatory Fees

USA - August 15 2011 The FCC has announced that full payment of all applicable Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2011 must be received no later than September 14, 2011.

Christine A. Reilly

Making it work: a broadcaster’s guide to the FCC’s equal employment opportunity rules and policies

USA - May 19 2011 June 1, 2011 marks the beginning of a four-year cycle during which all commercial and noncommercial radio and television stations throughout the United States will come under special scrutiny by the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC"), as it considers whether to renew each station's license to broadcast.

Lauren A. Birzon, Christine A. Reilly