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2018 Second Quarter Issues/Programs List Advisory for Broadcast Stations

USA - June 29 2018 The next Quarterly Issues/Programs List (“Quarterly List”) must be placed in stations’ public inspection files by July 10, 2018, reflecting…

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ May 2018

USA - May 30 2018 The FCC recently entered into a Consent Decree with a Louisiana Class A TV station licensee to resolve an investigation into the station’s failure to…

FCC Grants TV Stations Last-Minute Reprieve on Certain Audible Crawl Requirements

USA - May 25 2018 CommLawCenter readers may recall that the FCC adopted a rule in 2013 requiring broadcasters to present aurally on a secondary audio stream (“SAS”) all…

Annual EEO public file report deadline for stations in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming

USA - May 14 2018 June 1 is the deadline for broadcast stations licensed to communities in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New…

Annual EEO Public File Report Deadline for Stations in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming

USA - May 14 2018 This Pillsbury Broadcast Station Advisory is directed to radio and television stations in the areas noted above, and highlights upcoming…

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ April 2018

USA - April 30 2018 After a bizarre string of events involving unlit towers, falsified applications, and alleged theft, the FCC proposed a penalty of $235,668…

Better Late Than Never? Upload Those First Quarter Issues/Programs Lists

USA - April 26 2018 As those that receive our Pillsbury Client Advisories know (you can sign up for those here), April 10th was the deadline for placing various quarterly…

DTV Ancillary and Supplementary Services Report Goes Away for Most TV Stations

USA - April 13 2018 Today the FCC publicly released a Report and Order eliminating TV stations’ annual obligation to report whether they have provided feeable ancillary…

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ March 2018

USA - March 29 2018 Since the government first began regulating the airwaves, it has struggled to eliminate unlicensed radio operators. In its latest effort, the FCC is…

2018 First Quarter Issues/Programming List Advisory for Broadcast Stations

USA - March 26 2018 The FCC requires each broadcast station to air a reasonable amount of programming responsive to significant community needs, issues, and problems as…