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FCC Fines Noncommercial Broadcaster $76,000 for Airing Commercial Advertisements

The FCC has issued a $76,000 fine against a noncommercial educational broadcaster for violating the prohibition on noncommercial stations airing commercial advertisements. Read More
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Securing Copyright and Trademark Rights for Broadcasts and Promotions Related to NFL Championship Games and Super Bowl LIV (54)

The NFL carefully protects its copyrights and trademarks for the Conference Championship playoff games and the Super Bowl. If your station plans to conduct promotions or contests related to these games, you should obtain all necessary licenses to avoid… Read More
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Quarterly Television Reports Due January 10; Annual KidVid Report Now Due March 30

By January 10, 2020, full power and Class A television stations must file their quarterly reports for the Fourth Quarter of 2019. Read More
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Quarterly Radio Issues Programs Lists Due January 10

The quarterly listing of issue-responsive programming broadcast between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 must be uploaded to radio station online public inspection files by January 10, 2020. Read More
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FCC Sets Dates and Bidding Procedures for Auction of 130 FM Broadcast Construction Permits

The FCC has issued a public notice explaining the procedures and minimum opening bid amounts for the auction of 130 FM broadcast construction permits. Read More
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2020 Political Broadcasting Rules

To help broadcasters prepare for the upcoming election season, we have updated our memo on the FCC’s Political Broadcasting Rules. Read More
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FCC Clarifies Political File Disclosure Requirements

The FCC has clarified certain political file disclosure requirements under the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA). Read More
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FCC Seeks Comment on Procedures for Upcoming Auction of 130 FM CPs

The FCC will auction 130 construction permits for FM allotments beginning on April 28, 2020, and is currently seeking comments on the Auction 106 procedures, Read More
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FCC Forms 399 and 1876 Are Due October 15th for Reimbursement of Expenses for LPTV/TV Translator and FM Stations Affected by Repacking Process

LPTV, TV Translator, and FM stations that have or will incur expenses in the spectrum repacking process have until October 15, 2019 to submit the initial forms for reimbursement. Read More
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FCC Proposes to Modernize Public Notice Rules for Broadcast Applicants

The FCC is proposing to streamline and modernize the rules that require broadcast applicants to provide local public notices when filing certain applications. Read More
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