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FCC Still Enforcing EEO Rules For Broadcasters - $20,000 Fine for Stations that Did Not Document EEO Outreach
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2017

A Notice of Apparent Liability released yesterday shows that the FCC is still enforcing its EEO rules even though those rules have been somewhat


What to Do With the On-Air Employee Who Becomes a Candidate for Elective Office?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2017

It seems like about this time as we begin to near the end of the year that broadcasters contemplate their future. And it seems like that brings many


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


5 Questions on the Meaning of the FCC’s Recent Ruling on Online Recruiting - How Does it Change a Broadcaster’s EEO Obligations?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2017

The FCC recently issued a declaratory ruling (which we summarized here) addressing the requirement that broadcasters widely disseminate information


FCC Finds Online Sources Satisfy EEO Requirements for Wide Dissemination of Job Openings by Broadcasters and MVPDs
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2017

The FCC on Friday released a declaratory ruling making it significantly easier for broadcasters and MVPDs to meet their EEO obligations imposed by


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


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


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


FCC Denies Reconsideration of Noncommercial Broadcasting Ownership Report Requirements - But Signs that New Commission May See Things Differently
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2017

The FCC's Media Bureau yesterday issued an order denying reconsideration of the full Commission decision from last year, synchronizing the Biennial


$11,000 FCC EEO Fine for Recruiting Solely Through Online Sources - Time to Revisit the FCC Rules?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2016

An FCC decision fining a cable company $11,000 for not adequately recruiting for job openings should be viewed as a warning to broadcasters as well