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FCC To Consider Proposal for New Rules on FM Translator Interference at Its May Meeting
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2018

The FCC yesterday released a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, to be considered at its open meeting on May 10, seeking to add more specificity to


Commissioner Clyburn to Leave the FCC
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2018

At the end of yesterday’s FCC meeting, Commissioner Clyburn announced that it would be her last. Her term had already expired but, under the rules of


Another Legal Update From the NAB Convention - FCC to Look at the KidVid Rules in a Formal Proceeding Soon
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2018

We just wrote about the FCC talk at the NAB Convention about translator interference and pirate radio. On the TV side, there was of course mention of


FM Translators and Pirates on the FCC Agenda at the NAB Convention - New Rules on Translator Interference to be Proposed
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2018

At this week’s NAB Convention, issues about FM translators and pirate radio dominated the radio news from the sessions that featured FCC speakers. On


What’s Next for the FCC’s Radio Ownership Rules? - Do Changes in the Audio Marketplace Justify Changes in Ownership Limits?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2018

With the NAB Convention upon us, and much of the talk being centered on television issues including the repacking of the TV band after the incentive


FCC Opens Settlement Window for Mutually Exclusive Applicants in Second Translator Window for AMs Seeking FM Translators
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2018

The FCC yesterday issued a Public Notice announcing a window for mutually exclusive applicants filed in the second translator window to attempt to


Comments Due April 30 on FCC Proposal to Abolish Form 397 EEO Mid-Term Report
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA, Australia
  • April 2 2018

As part of its Modernization of Media Regulation initiative, the FCC proposed to do away with the requirement for TV station employment groups with 5


FCC Continues War on Pirate Radio - Seizes Equipment of Boston Stations While New Legislative Tools May Be on the Way
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2018

The FCC yesterday announced that they had seized the equipment of two Boston-area pirate radio stations that had refused to cease operations after


FCC Requests Comments on Extension of Compliance Deadline for TV Stations to Convert Non-Textual Emergency Information into Audio on SAP Channel
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2018

In 2015, TV broadcasters were required to convert textual warnings about emergency events that are broadcast outside of news programs (e.g. weather


April Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - First Quarterly Issues Programs Lists in Online Public File for All Radio Stations and Other Important Dates
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2018

April brings with it a milestone - as it is the end of the first quarter since all radio stations have had to have their online public inspection file