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Court of Appeals Denies Rehearing on Multilingual EAS Obligations for Broadcasters

USA - February 16 2018 As we wrote here, MMTC (a DC-based public interest group) had petitioned the US Court of Appeals for a Rehearing on its decision (about which we wrote…

FCC LMS Filing System Off-Line for Maintenance For Parts of This Weekend - Making Biennial Ownership Report Filings More Difficult

USA - February 16 2018 Note, for all of you who are trying to complete your Biennial Ownership Reports that are due for commercial and noncommercial stations on March 2 (see…

With the March 1 Deadline Looming, What Should Radio Stations Be Doing to Prepare Their Online Public File? - Five Questions About Station Obligations

USA - February 14 2018 On a day when the rest of the country is thinking about chocolate and Champagne, many radio stations need to be considering the FCC requirement that…

Commissioner O’Rielly to Head FCC Review of KidVid Rules

USA - February 13 2018 FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly today released a statement announcing that Chairman Pai has requested that he lead an effort to review the FCC’s…

FCC Extends Comment Dates on National Caps on TV Ownership

USA - February 13 2018 The FCC in December issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, looking at changes in the national television ownership caps. We summarized the issues…

GMR to Extend Commercial Radio Interim Licenses Until September 30, 2018

USA - February 12 2018 On Friday, the Radio Music License Committee issued a press release that states that Global Music Rights (“GMR”), the new performing rights…

LPTV and TV Translator Displacement Window Announced - April 10 through May 15

USA - February 12 2018 The FCC on Friday issued a Public Notice announcing that LPTV stations and TV translators displaced by the Incentive auction and repacking of the TV…

Five Fines of $10,000 or More Proposed for Radio Stations Missing Quarterly Issues Programs Lists in their Public File - New Concerns for Stations as Public File Goes Online and License Renewal Approaches

USA - February 9 2018 The FCC’s Audio Division yesterday issued “Notices of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture” to five radio stations; all owned by Cumulus Licensing. Each…

Proposal for Class C4 Stations Coming From the FCC - What are the Considerations for Radio Broadcasters?

USA - February 7 2018 In a speech yesterday at the MMTC Ninth Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit, Chairman Pai revealed that a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to…

FCC to Randomly Inspect TV Stations Repacked by the Incentive Auction

USA - February 6 2018 The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice indicating that they will be inspecting approximately 60 of the over 900 TV stations changing channels as a…