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FCC Broadcast Ownership Reports Due Between October 1 and December 1, 2021

On October 1, 2021, the FCC will open the filing window for broadcasters to file their 2021 biennial ownership reports. The deadline to file the reports is December 1, 2021. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

FY 2021 FCC Regulatory Fees Due September 24, 2021

Payment of FCC regulatory fees for FY 2021 (covering the period October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021) is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, September 24, 2021. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

Seven Lerman Senter Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America

Lerman Senter attorneys Sally A. Buckman, David D. Burns, Rebecca Jacobs Goldman, Steven A. Lerman, Mark J. Palchick, Meredith S. Senter, Jr., and S. Jenell Trigg have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Read More
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FCC to Accept Applications for New Noncommercial FM Radio Stations

For the first time in over a decade, the Federal Communications Commission will accept applications for new noncommercial educational (NCE) FM radio station licenses. The filing window opens in November 2021. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

FCC Reminds EAS Participants of Accessibility Requirements

The FCC has issued an Enforcement Advisory reminding Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants of their duty to comply with visual and aural accessibility requirements. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

Florida Amends State Telemarketing Laws, Exceeds TCPA Restrictions

Florida has amended two of its telemarketing laws to expand liability for marketing calls and texts to consumer landlines and cell phones. Read More
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FCC Proposes Maximum Fine for Violation of Local Television Ownership Rule

The FCC has released a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $518,283 for a television broadcaster's apparent violation of the local television ownership rule. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

Comments Due August 2 in Media Ownership Proceeding; FCC Announces Effective Date for Reinstated Ownership Rules

The Federal Register has published the FCC’s public notice asking parties to update the record in the FCC’s 2018 Quadrennial Review Proceeding. Comments will be due on August 2, 2021. Reply Comments will be due on August 30, 2021. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

National EAS/WEA Test Scheduled for August 11, 2021; ETRS Form One Due July 6, 2021 for Broadcasters

The 2021 National Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test will take place on August 11, 2021. Broadcasters need to file ETRS Form One by July 6, 2021. Read More
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Lerman Senter Represented on FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

The Federal Communications Commission’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) held its last Public Meeting under the current charter on June 24, 2021. Read More
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