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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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FCC Fines Noncommercial Broadcaster $76,000 for Airing Commercial Advertisements

The FCC has issued a $76,000 fine against a noncommercial educational broadcaster for violating the prohibition on noncommercial stations airing commercial advertisements. Read More
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Securing Copyright and Trademark Rights for Broadcasts and Promotions Related to NFL Championship Games and Super Bowl LIV (54)

The NFL carefully protects its copyrights and trademarks for the Conference Championship playoff games and the Super Bowl. If your station plans to conduct promotions or contests related to these games, you should obtain all necessary licenses to avoid… Read More
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Quarterly Television Reports Due January 10; Annual KidVid Report Now Due March 30

By January 10, 2020, full power and Class A television stations must file their quarterly reports for the Fourth Quarter of 2019. Read More
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Quarterly Radio Issues Programs Lists Due January 10

The quarterly listing of issue-responsive programming broadcast between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 must be uploaded to radio station online public inspection files by January 10, 2020. Read More
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FCC Sets Dates and Bidding Procedures for Auction of 130 FM Broadcast Construction Permits

The FCC has issued a public notice explaining the procedures and minimum opening bid amounts for the auction of 130 FM broadcast construction permits. Read More
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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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