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Almost 80 Radio Stations Hit With New FCC EEO Audit Letter
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2017

While the FCC in April made broadcaster's compliance with the FCC's EEO rules easier by allowing the wide dissemination of information about job


FCC Releases First EEO Audit for 2017 - Over 200 Radio and Almost 80 TV Stations Named in the Audit Notice
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

In the swirl of news about the deregulatory efforts of the new FCC, one could almost forget that there are still many regulations in place that


Programmatic Advertising Buying and the FCC’s Political Broadcasting Rules
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2016

With the national presidential conventions complete, and most of the state primaries for Congressional, state and local offices either behind us or


Covering Breaking News and Local Emergencies - FCC Issues to Consider
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2016

In recent weeks, tragic events in Orlando, Dallas, Baton Rouge and elsewhere engender thoughts for the victims, their families and their communities


Appearances by Political Candidates on Talk Program Exempt from Equal Opportunities - New FCC Declaratory Ruling Explains Why
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2016

Yesterday, the FCC's Media Bureau issued a Declaratory Ruling, deciding that a syndicated television program, "Matter of Fact with Fernando Espuelas,"


Equal Opportunities - What to Do With the On-Air Employee who Runs for Political Office
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2016

Last week, we posted a reminder about the obligations for stations to provide equal opportunities for competing candidates to buy time on broadcast


With November’s Presidential Election Taking Shape - Likely Political Advertising Issues Ahead for Broadcasters - Looking at Equal Opportunities
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2016

After last week's Indiana primary, it appears that the Republican Party will be nominating Donald Trump as their Presidential candidate. While


TV Crime Watch show is bona fide news program exempt from equal opportunities requests from political candidates reviewing the equal time rule
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2015

The FCC yesterday issued a Declaratory Ruling at the request of the producers of a new syndicated Crime Watch Daily TV show, a program that will give


Equal opportunities issues that arise when a broadcast on-air personality runs for political office
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2014

It's political season, and somewhere, some on-air broadcast air personality is making the decision that they really want to change careers - and run


Sportscaster running for mayor in Chicago suburb taken off the air - illustrating that the equal opportunities rule applies to state and local candidates
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2013

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune demonstrates that the FCC's Equal Opportunities requirements, as embodied in Section 315 of the Communications Act