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Comments Due July 6 on Proposed Rules for Resolving FM Translator Interference Complaints

USA - June 6 2018 The FCC today published in the Federal Register a summary of its proposed rules for resolving complaints of interference to existing full-power…

Google Announces Programmatic Buys of Audio Ads - Looking at Legal Issues with Programmatic Sales

USA - June 5 2018 Last week, it was announced that Google through its DoubleClick platform, would be offering programmatic buying opportunities for advertisers looking…

Geoffrey Starks to be Nominated as New FCC Commissioner

USA - June 4 2018 Geoffrey Starks, currently an Assistant Chief in the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, will, according to multiple reports released last week, be nominated to…

Dealing with a Local Political Candidate Who Appears in a Spot Advertisement for a Commercial Business

USA - May 31 2018 With election season upon us again, I’ve had one question that has come up repeatedly in the last few weeks about local candidates - usually running…

June Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - EEO, Translators, Political Rules and Earth Stations

USA - May 30 2018 For radio and television stations with 5 or more full-time employees located in Arizona, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah…

FCC Extends Dates by Which TV Broadcasters Must Convert Non-Textual Emergency Information to Audio on SAP Channel

USA - May 29 2018 In an Order released Friday, The FCC gave TV broadcasters five more years to convert non-textual emergency information delivered to audiences outside…

FCC Denies LPFM Advocate’s Petition for Reconsideration of Changes in Rules for Location of FM Translators for AM Stations - Not a Resolution of Informal Objections Against Translator Applications

USA - May 24 2018 Earlier this week, the full FCC issued a decision denying a Petition for Reconsideration of the FCC’s 2017 decision to relax the rules on the…

RMLC Initiates Rate Court Proceeding with BMI to Set Radio Royalties - What Does It Mean?

USA - May 21 2018 Last week, the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC), the organization representing most commercial radio broadcasters in negotiating performance…

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law against Sports Betting - But Broadcasters Need to Proceed with Caution

USA - May 19 2018 On Monday, the US Supreme Court issued an opinion striking down a Federal law (the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act or “PASPA”) which…

Another Pirate Radio Equipment Seizure, as Bill to Increase Pirate Radio Penalties Introduced in Congress

USA - May 16 2018 Yesterday, the FCC announced that it had seized the equipment of another pirate radio operator, this time one who was operating from a high-rise in…