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Reps. Ask FCC to Table Broadcast Reg Fee Hike

Said that is needed COVID-19 aid for key players in national pandemic response A bipartisan House duo has asked the FCC to cut broadcasters some slack when it comes to regulatory fees given that TV and radio are critical components of COVID-19 response and that their ad revenue has taken

Honoring a Radio Legend

Remembering Earl “Earl Mann” Ackerman, Jr. It is with a heavy heart that ND Broadcasters said goodbye to Radio Legend “Earl Mann” aka Earl Ackermann, Jr. last week on May 6th. Read Earl’s Obituary Earl’s golden voice graced the airwaves for over 50 years earning him the “Pioneer Award” through

Ajit Pai Says FCC Is Looking For Ways To Help Radio Weather COVID-19.

Ajit Pai brought a positive review of how broadcasters are responding to the coronavirus pandemic from the Federal Communications Commission to the NAB Show Express on Wednesday. “It’s been incredible,” said Pai, who had been scheduled to appear at the Las Vegas conference but instead spoke in a two-way video

On The Road Again: Slowly But Surely, Americans Are Returning To Their Cars.

Here’s some good news for broadcast radio: There’s a growing body of evidence that Americans are driving more miles than in recent weeks as coronavirus-related restrictions begin to ease across the U.S. Data released last week by Geopath and Intermx reveals the average number of daily miles traveled per American increased to 11.5 for

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    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: Time Off the Air Leads to License Termination for North Dakota Radio Station FCC Enters Into Consent Decree With Tech Company Imposing $250,000 Civil Penalty […]
  • FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ May 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: Wireless Internet Provider Hit With $25,000 Proposed Fine for Interference Caused by Network Equipment Unauthorized License Transfers Lead to Consent Decree and $70,000 Civil Penalty […]
  • July 31, 2020 Marks First Deadline Under FCC’s New Must-Carry Election Regime
    With much of the United States under COVID-19 stay-at-home directives, and frost warnings still in the forecast, it’s as good a time as any to review the upcoming cable and satellite carriage election process for television broadcasters. The FCC recently completed an overhaul of its rules governing how eligible television broadcasters provide notice of their […]
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