30Oct

The Care and Feeding of the Broadcast Public Inspection File – Requirements and Retention Periods, A Presentation on the Issues

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Original Article by David Oxenford, Broadcast Law Blog   The FCC requires each full-power broadcast station, commercial and noncommercial, to maintain a public inspection file.  Even though this is a longstanding FCC requirement, there are always questions about what goes into the file, and how long those materials must be retained.  The week before last, […]
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30Oct

Next-Gen TV Marketers, Where Are They?

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Original Article by Paul Greeley, TVNewsCheck   On one popular TV industry website, there are 48 open positions listed for TV station creative services staffing, 12 of them for management. Another blog site recently listed 18 openings for TV station marketing management positions. There are five classified ads for marketing managers listed on TVNewsCheck. So […]
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29Oct

NAB Thanks Congress in Politico Ad

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Original Article by InsideRadio The NAB has taken out an ad in politics and policy news publication Politico with a bold banner headline proclaiming “Thank you! A majority of the House is standing up for free, local radio!” It is followed by names of the 243 members of Congress that have co-sponsored the Local Radio […]
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29Oct

Incentive Auction Procedures Public Notice Makes It to the Federal Register

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Original Article by CommLawBlog   Just two weeks after its release by the Commission, the sprawling Public Notice setting out the details of how the Broadcast Incentive Auction is to be conducted has been published in the Federal Register. (We provided an overview of the notice here.) This triggers the 30-day period during which affected […]
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28Oct

Smaller AMs Get Big Breaks

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Original Article by Inside Radio While the FCC’s expansive AM Revitalization Order brings across-the-board remedies to AM stations in markets of all sizes, broadcasters are especially optimistic about its potential for small and medium market operators. The rulemaking puts class C and D stations first in line for FM translators—for both the 250-mile waiver and […]
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28Oct

Comcast’s Roberts: NBC Is Likely FCC Auction Participant

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Original Article by John Eggerton, Broadcasting and Cable       Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts told analysts Tuesday (Oct. 27) on a quarterly earnings call that NBC will likely participate in the upcoming broadcast spectrum incentive auction. The FCC has released opening bid prices of hundreds of millions of dollars in the top markets. “We’ve […]
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26Oct

FCC To Open FM Translator Windows For AM Stations

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Original Article by Inside Radio   The long wait for the FCC’s AM Radio Revitalization rulemaking is over. In a First Report and Order issued late Friday, the Commission details regulatory relief plans for struggling AM broadcasters. To enable more AM stations to acquire FM translators, it has approved a two-pronged approach with a translator […]
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26Oct

FCC Wants to Streamline Foreign Broadcast Licensees

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Original Article by Radio Online The FCC is proposing to extend the same streamlined procedures and rules used to review foreign ownership in common carriers licensees to broadcast licensees, with certain tailored modifications. The Communications Act sets out a 25 percent statutory benchmark for foreign ownership in the controlling U.S. parents of common carrier, broadcast, […]
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22Oct

New Accessibility Compliance Deadlines for TV Stations Coming Very Soon

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Original Article by David Oxenford, Broadcast Law Blog   TV stations have in the past few years been hit with many requirements for making their programming – especially emergency information – accessible to all people within their service areas. Two deadlines loom in the very short term that stations need to remember – the requirements […]
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