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FCC Registered Numbers Database Expected to Open November 1, 2021

The FCC has announced that the Reassigned Numbers Database should be available to paid subscribers beginning November 1, 2021. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

FCC Fines Broadcaster $9,000 for Late Uploads of Issues/Programs Reports

The FCC recently fined a television station $9,000 for public file violations – specifically, for failing to upload issues/programs lists by the quarterly deadlines. This should serve as a reminder to broadcasters to keep their public files updated. Read More
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Quarterly Television Reports Due October 10, 2021: Issues Programs Lists and Class A Eligibility Certifications

By October 10, 2021, full power and Class A television stations must file certain FCC reports for the third quarter of 2021. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

Quarterly Radio Issues Programs Lists Due October 10, 2021

The quarterly listing of issues-responsive programming broadcast between July 1 and September 30, 2021 must be uploaded to radio station online public inspection files by October 10, 2021. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

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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Categories: Firm News

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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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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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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