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FCC Ends the CDBS Filing Era with switch to LMS

By FHH Law on Jan 12, 2022 02:21 pm

Effective at 5 p.m. EST today, Wednesday, January 12, the FCC’s Media Bureau will no longer accept filings in the Consolidated Database System (CDBS). This move by the Media Bureau is part of the ongoing transition to the Licensing and Management System (LMS) database. The Media Bureau’s sunsetting of CDBS filings will be permanent.  The…… Continue Reading


Attention Webcasters: January 31 Deadline for Filing Minimum Fee for Webcasting is Rapidly Approaching

By Karyn K. Ablin on Jan 11, 2022 12:46 pm

The January 31, 2022 deadline for filing your annual minimum fee and related statement of account with SoundExchange under the webcasting statutory licenses under 17 U.S.C. § 112 and 114 allowing radio broadcasters and others to stream sound recordings (the “statutory licenses”) is just around the corner.  The easiest way to pay this fee is to…… Continue Reading


Political Broadcast Rules on the Agenda for FCC’s January Open Meeting

By FHH Law on Jan 11, 2022 11:31 am

On January 27, 2022, the FCC will hold its monthly open meeting. The meeting will address increasing the transparency of internet access service providers, amending the definition of a library to clarify that Tribal libraries are eligible for support from the E-Rate program, and resolving issues associated with white space devices and databases. The most…… Continue Reading


More to read:

Attention Webcasters: January 31 Deadline for Filing Minimum Fee for Webcasting is Rapidly Approaching
Political Broadcast Rules on the Agenda for FCC’s January Open Meeting
Beasley Media Looking at $20k Fine for Airing Radio Show with EAS Tones
Senate Confirms Rosenworcel as First Woman to Head the FCC
Now your renewal is filed….don’t forget your post-filing announcements.

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