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FCC Reminder About Activation of the Online Public Inspection File - Potential Impact of Noncompliance at License Renewal Time

USA - November 6 2018 By March 1 of 2018, all radio stations were to have activated their online public file. We wrote about how that activation should be done here, and…

FCC Opens Settlement Window for Mutually Exclusive LPTV and TV Translator Applications from the Special Displacement Window

USA - November 1 2018 The FCC on Tuesday released a Public Notice announcing a settlement window for mutually exclusive applicants in the Special Displacement Window…

November Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - EAS Form Three, LPTV and FM Repacking Reimbursement Costs, and FM Translator Long-Form Applications

USA - October 29 2018 November is perhaps the month with the lightest schedule of routine FCC regulatory filing obligations - with no requirements for EEO Public File…

FCC Adopts Change in Rules Eliminating Broadcasters’ Obligations to File Certain Contracts

USA - October 24 2018 The FCC yesterday adopted an Order eliminating the requirement that broadcasters file with the Commission copies of certain contracts, agreements and…

FCC Seeks Comments on Reimbursable Repacking Expenses for LPTV, TV Translators, and FM Radio

USA - October 23 2018 The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice asking for comments on a “Catalog of Expenses” that would be reimbursed to licensees of LPTV and TV…

Another EEO Audit - This Time for Cable - Reminds Broadcasters to Observe Their EEO Obligations

USA - October 18 2018 Earlier this month, the FCC announced another of its regular EEO audits, though this time it’s just for cable systems and other MVPDs who, like…

Two Week Extension of C-Band Satellite Dish Registration Deadline

USA - October 18 2018 The FCC yesterday announced a two-week extension of time, through October 31, 2018, for the registration of C-Band earth stations used by many radio…

Music Modernization Act Becomes Law - Mechanical Rights To Become Easier Just As Performance Rights May Become More Difficult

USA - October 15 2018 Last week, after passage by both chambers of Congress and signature by the President, the ‘‘Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act’’…

Another FCC Broadcast Case Designated for Hearing - With Much Different Stakes

USA - October 12 2018 Yesterday, the FCC issued a hearing designation order - though one with much lower stakes than the last designation order issued by the FCC which…

FCC Proposes Lessened Interference Protections for Class A “Clear Channel” AM Stations - What Does This Proposal Mean for AM Revitalization?

USA - October 11 2018 Late last week, the FCC issued a “Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” in its AM Revitalization Proceeding. The FCC has been taking steps…