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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


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


With April Fools’ Day Coming Up, Plan Your On-Air Pranks with Care - Remember the FCC Hoax Rule
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2018

With April Fools’ Day falling on a Sunday this year, perhaps the potential for on-air pranks is lessened. But, then again, who knows what weekend


Next Media Regulation Modernization Item - Easing Transfer of Satellite TV Stations
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2018

The FCC last week released its tentative agenda for its March open meeting. On it was a single item dealing with broadcast issues, a draft Notice of


March Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - Including Online Public File for Radio and Biennial Ownership Reports, Effective Date of ATSC 3.0, Comments on TV National Ownership and Media Modernization, and GMR Extension
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2018

March is one of those months where without the Annual EEO Public File Reports that come up for different states every other month, or without the


FCC LMS Filing System Off-Line for Maintenance For Parts of This Weekend - Making Biennial Ownership Report Filings More Difficult
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • 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
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • 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
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • 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 to Randomly Inspect TV Stations Repacked by the Incentive Auction
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • 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


February Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - Including EEO, Online Public File, Biennial Ownership Reports, ATSC 3.0 and FM Translator Comments, Effective Dates of Ownership Rule Changes
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2018

We are already a full month into the New Year, and the regulatory issues for broadcasters keep on coming. February brings the usual requirements for