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Deadlines for First Quarter Issues Programs Reports and Annual KidVid Reports Extended to July 10, 2020

The FCC has extended until July 10, 2020 the deadline for radio and television stations to upload 1st Quarter 2020 issues programs reports to their public inspection files, and has extended the annual KidVid report filing deadline to that same date. Read More
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April 10, 2020 Deadline for Quarterly Television Reports

Quarterly television reports for 1Q 2020 must be uploaded to online public inspection files by April 10, 2020. The FCC will grant waivers for stations experiencing coronavirus-related hardships. Read More
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April 10, 2020 Deadline for Quarterly Radio Issue-Responsive Programming Lists

The quarterly listing of issue-responsive programming aired between Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2020 must be uploaded to radio online public inspection files by April 10, 2020. The FCC will grant waivers for stations experiencing coronavirus-related hardships. Read More
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FCC's Media Bureau Will Waive Report Filing Deadline For Stations Experiencing Coronavirus Hardships

The FCC’s Media Bureau will grant waivers of quarterly and/or annual report filing deadlines to radio and television stations that are experiencing staffing shortages or other hardships due to the coronavirus. Read More
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FCC Announces Final Procedures For C-Band Transition

The FCC has released final procedures to transition the 3700-4000 MHz portion of the C-band satellite downlink in the contiguous United States to use for 5G mobile services. Read More
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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the 2020 NCAA Basketball Championships

Broadcast stations often conduct promotions tied to the NCAA basketball tournaments. But stations must be careful to respect the NCAA’s intellectual property rights. Read More
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Reminder Regarding Importance of Compliance with Political File Rules

Broadcast radio and television stations should review the FCC’s political advertising requirements and implement procedures to ensure their compliance throughout the 2020 campaign season. Read More
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FTC Seeks Comments on Endorsement Guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on whether it should make changes to its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Read More
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Broadcaster to Pay $50,000 for Failing to Announce That "Live" Program Was Prerecorded

A radio broadcaster will pay $50,000 because its stations failed to announce that certain programs it aired as “live” were actually prerecorded. Read More
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FCC Fines Broadcaster $1.13 Million for Improper Monitoring of Tower Lighting

The FCC has fined a broadcaster over $1 million for failure to properly monitor antenna structure lighting. Read More
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