FCC’s Gary Schonman to Update Election-Year Issues at Winter Institute

An opportunity to get updated on legal issues facing broadcasters in 2018 will kick off the Winter Institute at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication when four experts gather on the panel at “Breakfast with counsel.” With four state-wide offices not returning incumbents in 2018 along with hotly contested primaries anticipated, strong political…

FCC Launches Review of 2017 Hurricane Response

(Courtesy Insideradio.com) For the first time in several years the Atlantic hurricane season tested broadcasters’ abilities to respond to natural disasters. Now the Federal Communications Commissions is taking stock of how it responded to the 2017 season, during which four storms made landfall in the U.S. and its territories. The Public Safety and Homeland Security…

FCC Votes to Review 39% Broadcast Cap

(Courtesy Broadcastingcable.com) A politically, and philosophically, divided FCC voted Thursday (Dec. 14) to launch a review of the FCC’s national 39% broadcast audience reach cap. TV station group owners cannot own stations that reach more than 39% of the nation, with waivers in some circumstances. The FCC is looking at whether it can modify the…

FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality

The FCC voted on Thursday to roll back the rules regarding net neutrality put in place in 2015 under President Obama. The vote split along party lines with the two Democratic members – Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn – voting no while the Republican members – Michael O’ Rielly and Brendan Carr along with Chairman…