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FCC Asks for Comments on Proposal to Allow FM Translators and Boosters to Originate Programming

A group of radio broadcasters has asked the FCC to allow FM translators and boosters to originate a significant amount of programming, and the FCC is seeking comments on the proposal through July 23, 2020. Read More
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July 10, 2020 Deadline for Quarterly Radio Issue-Responsive Programming Lists

The quarterly listing of issue-responsive programming broadcast between April 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020 must be uploaded to radio station online public inspection files by July 10, 2020. Read More
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July 10, 2020 Deadline for Quarterly Television and Annual KidVid Reports

By July 10, 2020, full power and Class A television stations must file quarterly reports for the second quarter of 2020. Read More
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Carriage Election Contact Information Due In Public Files By July 31; Carriage Elections Due October 1

The FCC has updated its Online Public Inspection File database so that television broadcasters can input their Carriage Election Notification Point of Contact information. Stations should enter their contact information no later than July 31, 2020. Read More
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FCC Waives Broad Outreach Recruitment Requirements to Allow Re-hiring of Employees Laid Off Due to COVID-19

The FCC has waived the broad outreach requirements of the EEO recruitment rules to allow broadcast licensees and MVPDs to re-hire full-time employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, without first conducting broad recruitment outreach. Read More
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FCC Warns of EAS Vulnerabilities and Encourages Broadcasters to Take Action

The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau recently issued e-mail warnings to Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants reporting that malicious cyber activity could expose vulnerabilities in the system. Read More
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FCC Clarifies Certain Political Record-Keeping Requirements

The FCC has clarified that certain political file record-keeping requirements apply only to ads purchased by third-party issue advertisers, and not to ads purchased by candidates. Read More
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FCC Takes Steps to Limit Broadcasters' Compliance Burdens During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The FCC has taken three additional steps to ease broadcasters’ regulatory compliance burdens during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
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White House Clarifies and Expands Executive Branch Review of Foreign Participation in FCC Regulated Telecom Services

The President has issued an Executive Order making changes to the process by which Executive Branch national security, law enforcement, trade and other agencies review FCC applications filed by telecommunications service providers. Read More
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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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