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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


Beware of the Political File Obligations in this Hot Political Advertising Year
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2018

In this “political” year with Congressional mid-term elections in November, including many hotly contested races for seats in the US House of


October Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - Quarterly Issues Programs Lists and Children’s Television Reports, EEO Public File Obligations, Nationwide EAS Test, Registration of C Band Earth Stations, and Comments in Numerous FCC Proceedings
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2018

October is one of the busiest months on the broadcast regulatory calendar, as it includes a confluence of routine EEO filing requirements, quarterly


More Podcast Legal Issues - Remembering Sponsorship Identification
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2018

In recent weeks, we’ve written about a number of legal issues that need to be considered in connection with podcasting - getting releases from guests


AM Station Proposes to Test Silencing AM to Operate 100 From a Translator - What Does It Say About the AM Band?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2018

The broadcast trade press was abuzz this morning with a report that an Arizona AM station currently simulcasting its programming on an FM translator


FCC Opens Settlement Window For More Translator Applications in Second Translator Window
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2018

The FCC last week issued a Public Notice announcing another window for mutually exclusive applicants filed in the second translator window to attempt


Broadcasting and Cable Political Window Begins September 7 For November Elections - A Refresher on the FCC’s Lowest Unit Charge Rules
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 6 2018

With the lowest unit charge window for the November elections going into effect tomorrow (September 7), we thought that it was a good idea to review


FCC Annual Regulatory Fees Due September 25 - Media Bureau Fee Filing Guide Available
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2018

On Thursday, we wrote about the FCC’s release of its order setting the amounts for the Annual Regulatory Fees paid by all of those regulated by the


Annual Regulatory Fees Due September 25 - Expect Changes in TV Fees Starting Next Year
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2018

Just when you thought that it might be safe to stop watching your email and prepare to enjoy the long weekend, the FCC comes along and reminds you


More September Regulatory Dates - Effective Date of New Application Fees, Filing Deadline for TV Shared Services Agreements, Lowest Unit Rate For September Election and Reminder on Repacking Requirements
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2018

Yesterday, we wrote about the regulatory dates coming up for broadcasters in September. Even though that was an extensive list, we realized later that