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What’s Up for Broadcasters in Washington Under the New Administration - A Look Ahead at TV and Radio FCC Issues for the Rest of 2017
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2017

A new President and a new Chair of the FCC have already demonstrated that change is in the air in Washington. Already we've seen Chairman Pai lead


Bill Introduced in Congress to Repeal FCC Information Collection Requirements for Noncommercial Biennial Ownership Reports
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2017

A bill was introduced in Congress this week (see press release here) proposing to roll back the FCC's requirement that noncommercial broadcasters, in


August Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - New Fees, EAS Registration Requirement, EEO Obligations and More
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2016

As we enter the last full month of summer, when many are already looking forward to the return to the more normal routines of autumn, regulatory


June Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - EEO and Noncommercial Ownership Reports, Incentive Auction, Radio Online Public File, and Comments on EAS and Regulatory Fees
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2016

While summer has just about arrived, FCC regulatory dates do not depart to the beach and leave the world behind. Instead, there are a host of filing


FCC Application Processing Decisions - No Reasonable Transmitter Site Assurance Necessary for Auction Applications, Change in Control of Nonprofit Governing Board Fatal to Pending Applications
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2016

There were several recent FCC decisions on application processing matters worthy of note. One deals with the processing of commercial applications


A seminar on FCC rules for college broadcasters and an FCC case on the limits on leniency on fines for rule violations by noncommercial broadcasters
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2015

Last month, I did a seminar at the College Media Association about the FCC legal issues that college broadcasters need to think about - talking about


Two decisions clarifying the processing of FCC applications for new commercial and noncommercial broadcast stations auction applications and reasonable assurance of transmitter site availability
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2015

Last week, there were two decisions that clarified FCC processing policies for new broadcast stations one dealing with applications for commercial


$50,000 penalty for LMA operations no payments in excess of expenses for noncommercial licensees, and a reminder that licensee must remain in control
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2015

A consent decree, requiring $50,000 payment to the FCC by the licensee and programmer of a noncommercial radio station, demonstrates two potential


$3000 fine against noncommercial station for underwriting violations - with discussion of PSAs as public interest programming and cigarette ads in classic radio program
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2013

In a decision granting the license renewal of a noncommercial radio station, the FCC's Media Bureau addressed a number of interesting issues -


FCC processing of translator applications from 2003 moves ahead - window for opting out of noncommercial status to participate in the auction
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2013

Another radio topic sure to be discussed at the NAB convention this week is the ongoing story of the thousands of FM applications translators still