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GMR Offers to Extend Its Interim License With Commercial Radio Stations - But It Wants a 20% Increase in Royalty Payments

USA - March 2 2021 Global Music Rights, one of the newest performing rights organization licensing the public performance of musical compositions, has agreed to extend…

Everyone Seems to Want to Regulate Online Media - But Can They? Setting the Stage- Looking at the Range of Regulatory Proposals

USA - March 2 2021 In recent months, we have seen concerted attempts to reign in digital and social media from all along the political spectrum - from Washington, in…

FCC To Consider Emergency Alert System Changes and Evaluate the Ability of Streaming Services to Participate in EAS

USA - March 1 2021 At its March 17 monthly Open Meeting, the FCC will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to modify certain aspects of the Emergency Alert…

This Week in Broadcast Regulation: February 20, 2021 to February 26, 2021

USA - February 28 2021 Here are some of the regulatory developments of the last week of significance to broadcasters, with links to where you can go to find more…

FCC Issues First Broadcast EEO Audit of 2021- Reviewing the Basics of the FCC’s EEO Rules

USA - February 26 2021 Yesterday the FCC released another of its regular EEO audit notices (available here), asking over 200 radio and TV stations, and the station…

March Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters: Copyright, White Spaces, and Zonecasting Comments; LPTV and Translator Analog-to-Digital Extension; Emergency Alerting for Streaming Companies, and More.

USA - February 25 2021 March brings springtime and, with it, a likely reprieve from the cold and extreme weather much of the country has been suffering through. As noted…

This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: February 13, 2021 to February 19, 2021

USA - February 21 2021 Here are some of the regulatory developments of the last week of significance to broadcasters, with links to where you can go to find more…

No Class C4 FM To Be Permitted By Waiver - Where Things Stand on Proposal for New Class of FM Stations

USA - February 16 2021 At the end of last week, the FCC’s Audio Division released a letter decision denying a Class A FM station licensee (limited in power to 6 KW) a…

This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: February 6, 2021 to February 12, 2021

USA - February 13 2021 Here are some of the regulatory developments of the last week of significance to broadcasters, with links to where you can go to find more…

FCC to Hold Hearing to Determine What Felony Conviction of Station Owner Means for License Renewal - What Does the FCC Character Policy Require of Broadcast Applicants?

USA - February 12 2021 This week, the FCC designated for hearing the license renewal applications for a number of Alabama radio stations because of their owner’s conviction…