Upcoming FCC Deadlines

Pre-filing License Renewal Announcements for Radio October 1: Radio stations in Georgia must begin airing pre-filing license renewal announcements on their stations. Announcements also should air on October 16, November 1, and November 16. Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists October 10: All full power AM, FM, Class A TV and full power TV stations must place their quarterly…

2015 FCC Regulatory Calendar

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD CALENDAR A note from GAB Legal Counsel, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP… With the new year almost upon us, broadcasters should be taking stock of their regulatory obligations for 2015. Each year, every broadcaster has many routine regulatory deadlines that it must meet. A broadcaster’s regulatory obligations include its Equal Employment Opportunities (“EEO”) public…

FCC proposes more flexible contest disclosure requirements

At today’s Open Meeting, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) designed to provide broadcasters greater flexibility in their disclosure of contest terms as required by the Commission’s rules. Under the current rule, stations must disclose material contest terms over the air.  While this disclosure method will remain an option, the NPRM proposes…