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Another FCC Broadcast Case Designated for Hearing - With Much Different Stakes
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2018

Yesterday, the FCC issued a hearing designation order - though one with much lower stakes than the last designation order issued by the FCC which


FCC Proposes Lessened Interference Protections for Class A “Clear Channel” AM Stations - What Does This Proposal Mean for AM Revitalization?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2018

Late last week, the FCC issued a “Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” in its AM Revitalization Proceeding. The FCC has been taking steps


FCC Releases Draft Order to Eliminate Broadcasters’ Obligations to File Contracts, Relying on Online Public File to Make Documents Available
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2018

The FCC this week released its draft order proposing to eliminate the requirement that broadcasters file certain contracts relating to ownership and


Long-Form Applications Due November 5 for FM Translators for AM Stations
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2018

Earlier this year, there was a settlement window for mutually exclusive applications in the FCC’s application window for new FM translators for Class


FCC Quickly Disposes of Proposal for AM Station to Go Silent and Broadcast Exclusively on FM Translator
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2018

Only three weeks ago, we wrote about an application for experimental authority filed by an AM station operator in Arizona, seeking permission to cease


Beware of the Political File Obligations in this Hot Political Advertising Year
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2018

In this “political” year with Congressional mid-term elections in November, including many hotly contested races for seats in the US House of


October Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - Quarterly Issues Programs Lists and Children’s Television Reports, EEO Public File Obligations, Nationwide EAS Test, Registration of C Band Earth Stations, and Comments in Numerous FCC Proceedings
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2018

October is one of the busiest months on the broadcast regulatory calendar, as it includes a confluence of routine EEO filing requirements, quarterly


FCC Decision Illustrates Details of the Application of FCC Foreign Ownership Approval Requirements
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2018

In a decision released yesterday, the FCC issued a “remedial declaratory ruling” finding the change in control of stock in a company that owned


Nationwide EAS Test Postponed to October 3; New Filing Dates for ETRS Reports
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2018

A Nationwide test of both the wireless and broadcast-based EAS was scheduled for tomorrow, September 20 (see our article here). It has now been


Court of Appeals Upholds Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 Webcasting Royalty Rate Decision
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2018

The US Court of Appeals today released a decision upholding the Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 decision setting the SoundExchange royalty rates for