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FCC Cuts Deal With Broadcasters Over Political Files

Agency may be taking time-out on further investigations The FCC is openly giving radio broadcasters a chance to reboot their online political file efforts and address timeliness issues for candidate and issue advertising rate uploads. The commission for now appears to be ending investigations into those online public files and

NAB’s Gordon Smith: ‘My Prognosis Is Extremely Positive.’

Gordon Smith issued a message Thursday evening, thanking those who offered an “outpouring of support,” following news from the NAB that its President and CEO was hospitalized Tuesday night. “Your prayers and kind words have meant the world to me and my family,” Smith said in a message relayed by

More Lawmakers Push For Financial Aid For Broadcasters

Did you know there was a Broadcasters Caucus in Washington? If not, you do now. Several members of that Caucus have sent a letter to the House and Senate leadership pushing for financial relief for broadcasters. Representative Tom Emmer (left) of Minnesota and Representative Brendan Boyle from Pennsylvania, who co-chair

Local Broadcasters Ask Congress to Provide Relief Amid COVID-19

According to the letter, some local broadcasters have lost as much as 90 percent of their ad buys. Associations representing local broadcasters in all 50 states, the District and Columbia and Puerto Rico sent a letter to Congress, urging legislators to provide relief for local media so that it can

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    October 1, 2020 is the deadline for TV stations to (1) upload to their online Public Inspection Files their must-carry/retransmission consent carriage election statements for the three-year cycle covering January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023, and (2) notify MVPDs of any changes to their election status. As we previewed in May, the upcoming October […]
  • FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ August 2020
    Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others.  This month’s issue includes: More Stations Settle with FCC Over Political File Violations FCC Fines Drone Retailer Nearly $3 Million for Marketing Unauthorized Devices California FM Translator Fined for […]
  • C-Band Lump Sum Election Deadline Extended
    On July 30, 2020, the FCC released a Public Notice and Final Cost Category Schedule for the C-Band Relocation, and established August 31, 2020 as the deadline for C-Band earth station licensees to submit their lump sum election notices.  We discussed the Public Notice and Schedule here. In response to a request from the Society […]
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