FCC Proposes Changes to ATSC 3.0/Next Gen TV Rules

At the urging of the National Association of Broadcasters, the FCC is proposing changes to the Next Gen TV rules. Read More

Broadcast Stations Must Obtain Copyright and Trademark Rights for NFL and Super Bowl Broadcasts and Promotions

The NFL carefully protects its copyrights and trademarks. If your radio or television station plans to conduct promotions or contests related to the Super Bowl or to any of the conference championship games, you should obtain all necessary licenses to avoid infringing on the NFL’s rights. Read More

Annual KidVid Reports Due January 31, 2022; Commercial Limits Certifications Due January 30, 2022

For commercial television broadcasters, the second annual KidVid report to cover an entire calendar year’s worth of programming is due by January 31, 2022. In addition, annual commercial limits certifications are due January 30. Read More

Happy New Year From Lerman Senter, Which Marks Its 40th Anniversary in 2022

As we move into a new year, we thank you for your support and friendship, and extend our best wishes to you for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. Read More

Lerman Senter Reaffirms Commitment to FCBA's Diversity Pipeline Program for 2022

Lerman Senter is honored to serve again as an Anchor Employer for the second year of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Diversity Pipeline Program. Read More

Lerman Senter Announces New Member - Rebecca Jacobs Goldman

Lerman Senter is pleased to announce that Rebecca Jacobs Goldman was named a Member of the firm on January 1, 2022. Read More

FCC Limits License Term to One Year for Stations That Had Substantial Periods of Silence

Federal law and the FCC’s rules require broadcast stations to maintain minimum operating schedules and to inform the FCC if they do not. Read More

Quarterly Television Reports Due January 10, 2022: Issues Programs Lists and Class A Eligibility Certifications

Quarterly television reports are due January 10, 2022: issues programs lists and Class A eligibility certifications. Read More

Quarterly Radio Issues Programs Lists Due January 10, 2022

The quarterly listing of issues-responsive programming broadcast between October 1 and December 31, 2021 must be uploaded to radio station online public inspection files by January 10, 2022. Read More

FCC Shortens STIR/SHAKEN Extension for Certain Small Voice Providers

The FCC released a Fourth Report and Order on STIR/SHAKEN that shortens the prior extension provided to small voice providers (100,000 or fewer voice service subscriber lines) to implement the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication standards. Read More