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Political Broadcasting Rules Refresher

Now Available: 2020 Politcal Broadcasting Rules Refresher By FHH Law on Jul 31, 2020 10:33 am On July 30, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth attorneys, Frank Montero and Dan Kirkpatrick, along with the FCC’s political programming experts, Bobby Baker, Gary Schonman, and Sima Nilsson, discussed the requirements and latest developments in the…

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Safe Harbor Order Could Help Carriers Kick Robocalls to the Curb

By Seth Williams on Jul 28, 2020 12:01 pm On July 17, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released its latest Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Order”) attempting to stop unwanted and illegal robocalls. The Order creates a “safe harbor” (i.e., legal protection from liability)…

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Pillsbury Communications Advisory

Updated 2020 Broadcasters’ Calendar By Scott R. Flick, Lauren Lynch Flick, Jessica T. Nyman, Warren A. Kessler and Simone A. Wood A Note to Our Readers The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt by every sector of the economy. Due to the unique challenges it poses to broadcasters, however, the…

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Upcoming FCC Broadcast and Telecom Deadlines for June – August

Radio License Renewal Applications Due – Applications for renewal of license for radio stations located in Michigan and Ohio must be filed in the Licensing and Management System (“LMS”). These applications must be accompanied by Schedule 396, the Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Program Report, also filed in LMS, regardless of…

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The FCC Announces Major Changes to the Broadcast Local Public Notice Rule

On May 13, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) released a Report and Order (“Order”) announcing major changes to the local public notice obligations for broadcast applications.  The Order eliminates the obligation to publish a public notice of certain broadcast applications in newspapers.  Instead, applicants must now publish such…

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