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FCC Announces Second Filing Window for Upgrades and New Channels for Repacked TV Stations - October 3 through November 2

USA - September 21 2017 The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice (linked here) announcing that it will open the post-Incentive Auction "second filing window" on Tuesday…

What to Do With the On-Air Employee Who Becomes a Candidate for Elective Office?

USA - September 20 2017 It seems like about this time as we begin to near the end of the year that broadcasters contemplate their future. And it seems like that brings many…

Reminder: Repacking Transition Progress Report Must Be Filed by Repacked TV Stations by October 10

USA - September 20 2017 The FCC yesterday issued a Public Notice (available here) reminding all TV stations (including Class A TV stations) that are changing channels as a…

FCC Releases Draft AM Revitalization Order to Simplify Proofs of Performance

USA - September 14 2017 Last week, the FCC released a draft of an order to simplify the proofing of AM stations. This order will be considered at the FCC’s September 26…

Recordkeeping Rules for Third-Party Fundraising by Noncommercial Broadcasters to be Effective November 13, 2017

USA - September 13 2017 In July, we wrote about the effective date of the FCC’s new rules allowing non-CPB noncommercial stations to interrupt their normal programming to…

FCC Issues Guidance for Broadcasters and Other Regulated Services in the Path of Hurricane Irma

USA - September 8 2017 The FCC has issued a series of public notices to broadcasters and other FCC regulated entities in the path of Hurricane Irma. General guidance was…

FCC Issues Draft Proposal To Revoke Rule Requiring Physical Copy of FCC Rules at All Broadcast Stations

USA - September 8 2017 We yesterday wrote about Chairman Pai's promise to start the process of modernizing media regulation by abolishing a simple but outdated rule - one…

More on Media Deregulation - Chairman Pai Speaks to NAB Radio Show and Promises to Propose the Repeal of a Rule Each Month

USA - September 7 2017 FCC Chairman Ajit Pai spoke on Wednesday at the opening lunch at the NAB Radio Show in Austin, promising more moves to bring media regulation in line…

FCC Regulatory Fees Due By September 26

USA - September 6 2017 The FCC late yesterday released an Order setting the amount of FY2017 Annual Regulatory fees, along with a public notice setting September 26 as the…

FCC Extends Filing Deadline for Biennial Ownership Reports Until March 2, 2018, But Will Require Reporting of Station Ownership as of October 1, 2017 Even By Those Who Sold Stations

USA - September 5 2017 The FCC on Friday announced that they were extending the deadline for filing Biennial Ownership Reports by broadcasters from December 1 to March 2…