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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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October 10, 2019 Deadline for Quarterly Television Reports

Full power and Class A television stations must file the following reports for the Third Quarter of 2019. Read More
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October 10, 2019 Deadline for Quarterly Radio Reports

The quarterly listing of issue-responsive programming broadcast between July 1, 2019 and September 30, 2019 must be uploaded to radio station online public inspection files by October 10, 2019. Read More
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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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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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