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FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ January 2018

USA - January 30 2018 In a rare Order of Revocation, the FCC revoked all of a Los Angeles communication equipment provider’s licenses after the licensee failed to respond…

Annual EEO Public File Report Deadline for Stations in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma

USA - January 30 2018 This Broadcast Station Advisory is directed to radio and television stations in the areas noted above, and highlights the upcoming deadlines for…

Confused About Paying Interns? The Rules Just Changed Again

USA - January 11 2018 Back in 2015, I wrote a post on CommLawCenter discussing the prevalence of interns in the communications industry, and the Department of Labor’s…

2017 Fourth Quarter Transition Progress Report Due on January 10 for Stations Being Repacked

USA - January 5 2018 Each TV station being repacked must file its next Transition Progress Report with the FCC by January 10, 2018. The Report must detail the progress a…

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ December 2017

USA - December 28 2017 Pillsbury's communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions…

Consent Decree Ends FCC Investigation Into Company’s Modifiable Wireless Broadband Devices

USA - November 30 2017 The FCC entered into a Consent Decree with a wireless device manufacturer after investigating whether the company violated various rules pertaining to…

No Parlay for Pirates: FCC Turns Up the Heat on Dozens of Alleged Pirate Radio Operators

USA - November 30 2017 In its most recent salvo against pirate radio operators, FCC field agents issued dozens of Notices of Violation ("NOV") or Notices of Unauthorized…

FCC Finds the Case for Broadcast Ownership Deregulation Compelling

USA - November 16 2017 After much public debate, the FCC voted 3-2 today to reconsider and reverse the prior decision of the Wheeler FCC to leave the broadcast ownership…

Most TV Stations Can Stop Drafting Their DTV Ancillary Services Report

USA - November 15 2017 The FCC today released an Order waiving, at least for this year, the requirement that full power, Class A and low power television stations file what…

FCC Locks in Dates for Short Lifting of Upgrade Freeze for Unrepacked TV Stations

USA - November 6 2017 As Lauren Lynch Flick wrote here several weeks ago, the FCC announced in October that it would be lifting its 2013 freeze on certain TV station…