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FCC Adopts Change in Rules Eliminating Broadcasters’ Obligations to File Certain Contracts
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2018

The FCC yesterday adopted an Order eliminating the requirement that broadcasters file with the Commission copies of certain contracts, agreements and


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


FCC Releases Draft Order to Abolish Main Studio Rule - To Be Considered at its October 24 Meeting
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2017

The FCC yesterday released the agenda for its October 24th Open Meeting, as well as draft orders of the matters to be considered at that meeting. For


Update: FCC Approves Changes to AM Proofing Requirements
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2017

The week before last, we summarized an FCC draft order to relax rules on proofs of performance for AM stations - lessening the number of monitoring


Recordkeeping Rules for Third-Party Fundraising by Noncommercial Broadcasters to be Effective November 13, 2017
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2017

In July, we wrote about the effective date of the FCC’s new rules allowing non-CPB noncommercial stations to interrupt their normal programming to


Effective Date for Elimination of Last Remnant of Rule on Keeping Correspondence in Broadcast Public Inspection File
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2017

Earlier this year, the FCC eliminated the requirement that broadcasters maintain, in their public inspection files, copies of letters from the public


Changes in FCC Rules on Third-Party Fundraising By Noncommercial Stations Effective Now - Except for the New Disclosure and Paperwork Obligations
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2017

At its April meeting, the FCC voted to allow noncommercial stations not affiliated with NPR or CPB to raise funds for third-party nonprofit


FCC’s Elimination of the Requirement that Letters From the Public be Kept in a Broadcaster’s Public Inspection File Effective Today
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2017

Today, the order eliminating the requirement that broadcasters maintain in a paper public inspection file copies of letters and emails to their


FCC Approves Expansion of Use of FM Translators By AM Stations - But Warns Broadcasters Not to Jump the Gun and File Before New Rules Become Effective
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2017

As we wrote last week, the FCC approved the expanded use of FM translators by AM stations - allowing their use anywhere within a 25-mile radius of


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