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FCC Commissioner Investigating Payola in the Radio Industry

In a recent letter to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly requested that the RIAA help look into recent allegations of payola in the radio industry. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

FY 2019 FCC Regulatory Fees Due September 24, 2019

Payment of FCC regulatory fees for FY 2019 (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019) is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Regulatory fee information for FY 2019 can be found here and here.  The specific fee assessed fo… Read More
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FCC Webinar Will Address Repack Reimbursements for FM Radio, LPTV, and TV Translator Stations

The FCC will hold a webinar from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 that will explain reimbursement procedures for FM radio, LPTV, and TV translator stations affected by the post-incentive auction repack of certain television stations. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

Four Lerman Senter Attorneys Recognized Among the Best Lawyers in America

Lerman Senter attorneys Sally A. Buckman, Steven A. Lerman, Meredith S. Senter, Jr., and S. Jenell Trigg have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  Read More
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Categories: Firm News

Major Changes to FM Translator Interference Rules Will Take Effect August 13

In May, the FCC made sweeping changes to the FM translator interference rules.  The new rules will take effect on August 13.  Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

National EAS Test Scheduled for August 7, 2019; Day-of-Test Report Due by Midnight

The FCC and FEMA will conduct the 2019 National Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test on August 7, 2019 at 2:20 PM EDT. Participating radio and television stations must file a day-of-test reporting form (“Form 2”) in ETRS by 11:59 PM. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

FCC Seeking Comments On Its EEO Enforcement

The FCC is asking for ideas and opinions about the effectiveness of its EEO compliance and enforcement program, and how the program can be improved. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

FCC Makes Significant Changes to Its Children's Television (KidVid) Rules

Major changes are coming to television broadcasters’ obligations to air and report on Children’s Television (“KidVid”) Programming.  Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

Lerman Senter's Manager Sally Buckman Featured in "FCBA News"

Lerman Senter's managing attorney Sally Buckman is featured in the July edition of "FCBA News," the newsletter of the Federal Communications Bar Association.  Read More
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Categories: Firm News

July 10, 2019 Deadline for Quarterly Television Reports

Full power and Class A television stations must file the following reports for the Second Quarter of 2019. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

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