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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


Long-Form Applications Due November 5 for FM Translators for AM Stations
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2018

Earlier this year, there was a settlement window for mutually exclusive applications in the FCC’s application window for new FM translators for Class


FCC Quickly Disposes of Proposal for AM Station to Go Silent and Broadcast Exclusively on FM Translator
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2018

Only three weeks ago, we wrote about an application for experimental authority filed by an AM station operator in Arizona, seeking permission to cease


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


FCC Decision Illustrates Details of the Application of FCC Foreign Ownership Approval Requirements
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2018

In a decision released yesterday, the FCC issued a “remedial declaratory ruling” finding the change in control of stock in a company that owned


Nationwide EAS Test Postponed to October 3; New Filing Dates for ETRS Reports
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2018

A Nationwide test of both the wireless and broadcast-based EAS was scheduled for tomorrow, September 20 (see our article here). It has now been


Court of Appeals Upholds Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 Webcasting Royalty Rate Decision
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2018

The US Court of Appeals today released a decision upholding the Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 decision setting the SoundExchange royalty rates for


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