Court Overturns Key Part of FCC's Foreign Sponsorship Identification Rules

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down the FCC’s recently-enacted requirement that broadcasters check federal sources to verify that buyers of airtime are not foreign government entities or agents. Read More

FCC Seeks Input on Status of Next Generation TV/ATSC 3.0 Transition

The Federal Communications Commission has released a Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the transition to the Next Generation Television standard. Read More

Recent FCC Enforcement Actions

Recent decisions by the FCC demonstrate continued enforcement against broadcast licensees who violate the FCC's rules. Read More

Quarterly Radio Issues Programs Lists Due July 10, 2022

Listings of issues-responsive programming broadcast between April 1 and June 30, 2022 must be uploaded to radio station online public inspection files by July 10, 2022. Read More

Quarterly Television Reports Due July 10, 2022

Full power and Class A television stations must file reports for the second quarter of 2022 by July 10. Read More

FCC Seeks Comments on Proposed FY 2022 Regulatory Fees

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comments on its proposed regulatory fees for Fiscal Year 2022. Comments are due July 5, 2022. Read More

Minor Updates to FCC's Political Rules are Effective July 5, 2022

The FCC has updated its political programming and recordkeeping rules. Read More

FTC Proposes to Strengthen Advertising Guidelines Against Fake and Manipulated Reviews

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is proposing to update its "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising" to address new marketing methods introduced since the Guides were last updated in 2009. Read More

Lerman Senter Updates List of Primary Election Dates

To help broadcasters navigate the 2022 election season, Lerman Senter has again updated our list of primary election dates and corresponding LUR window opening dates. Read More

FCC Updates Broadcast Radio Regulations

The FCC has announced that six updated broadcast technical rules will become effective on April 18, 2022. Read More