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FCC to Examine Radio and Television Ownership Restrictions During Quadrennial Review

The FCC will focus on media ownership restrictions during its upcoming quadrennial review of the broadcast ownership rules.  The restrictions limit the number of radio or television stations that can be commonly owned in a market, and prohibit the “… Read More
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FCC Seeks Comment On LPTV, Translator, FM Cost Catalog

The FCC is asking for public comment on its proposed catalog of costs that may be incurred by LPTV, translator and FM stations affected by the broadcast repacking process.  Read More
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FCC Eliminates Paper Filing of Broadcast Contracts

The FCC has eliminated the requirement that broadcasters file paper copies of certain station contracts, agreements, and ownership-related documents.  Read More
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FCC Seeks Input On Competition in Audio-Delivery Marketplace

At the direction of Congress, the FCC is examining the state of competition in the audio-delivery marketplace.  Read More
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FCC Application Fees To Increase

The FCC is raising the cost to file broadcast applications with the Commission. The FCC has announced a new schedule of application fees that will take effect later this summer or in early fall. Read More
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FCC Proposes Children's TV Programming Rule Changes

The FCC is proposing significant revisions to its children’s television programming rules to give broadcasters more flexibility in providing programming that meets the educational programming needs of children. Read More
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National EAS Test Set for September 20; First EAS Participant Report Due August 27

The 2018 National Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test is scheduled for September 20, 2018 at 2:20 PM EDT, with a backup test date of October 3, 2018. Read More
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FCC Seeks Input From Broadcasters On Potential New FM Class C4

The FCC wants to know what broadcasters think about a proposal to establish a new class of FM stations known as Class C4. Read More
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July 10, 2018 Deadline for Quarterly Radio Issue-Responsive Programming Lists

REMINDER: The quarterly listing of issue-responsive programming broadcast between April 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018 must be uploaded to radio station online Public Inspection Files by July 10, 2018. Read More
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July 10, 2018 Deadline for Quarterly Television Issue-Responsive Programming Lists

The deadlines follow for the fourth quarter reports that full power and Class A television stations must file. Read More
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