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New “Blue Alert” EAS Warning Order Published in the Federal Register - To be Implemented By Broadcasters by January 18, 2019
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2018

As we wrote here, the FCC recently adopted a new Blue Alert code to be added to the warning codes in the EAS system. This code is to be used for


Elimination of the Main Studio Rule Scheduled to Be Effective in Early January
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2017

The FCC's decision to abolish the main studio rule, about which we wrote here and here, is to be effective 30 days after the publication of the


SoundExchange Royalties Going Up for Webcasters in 2018
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2017

The Copyright Royalty Board yesterday announced in the Federal Register, here, that the sound recording royalty rates paid to SoundExchange will be


FCC Approves Ownership Rule Changes and Next-Gen TV ATSC 3.0 Standard
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2017

At its meeting yesterday, as expected, the FCC approved significant changes to its broadcast ownership rules and also approved the roll out of ATSC 3


FCC Approves Repeal of Main Studio Rules and Starts Proceeding to Examine Broadcast Public Notices and Filing of TV Ancillary and Supplementary Revenue Reports
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2017

At the FCC meeting yesterday, the FCC repealed, on a 3 to 2 vote, the main studio and studio staffing requirements for TV and radio broadcasters. The


Relaxed Rules for Location of FM Translators to Rebroadcast AM Stations Effective April 10
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2017

We wrote here and here about the FCC's new rules to relax the limits on where licensees of AM stations can use FM translators to rebroadcast their


Quick Reminder - Nationwide EAS Event Code for Nationwide EAS Test to be Programmed into EAS Equipment by July 30
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2016

One last minute reminder for broadcasters - by this weekend, they need to have reprogrammed their EAS equipment with a new alert code to recognize


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


New Federal Advertising Rules on E-Cigs and Other Tobacco Products Adopted - To Become Effective within Two Years
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2016

E-Cigs and vape shops have become a new advertising category for many broadcast stations over the last few years. Unlike ads for cigarettes, little


Copyright Royalty Board Webcasting Royalty Decision Published in the Federal Register - Appeals Due in 30 Days
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2016

The Copyright Royalty Board Decision on the royalty rates to be paid for the public performance of sound recordings by Internet radio companies -