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Lowest Unit Charge Kicks In August 28

Lowest Unit Charge Kicks In August 28

(July 20, 2018) – During the 45-day period prior to a primary election or party caucus and the 60-day period prior to the general election, commercial broadcast stations are prohibited from charging any legally qualified candidate for elective Read More »

Save the Date: July 25 EAS Webinar

(July 12, 2018) – Two federal agencies are teaming up to present a live Emergency Alert System (EAS) webinar on Wednesday, July 25. It will be held from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Read More »

FCC Reopens ETRS

 (July 6, 2018) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reopened its Electronic Test Reporting System (ETRS). Now it’s up to every broadcast licensee – and cable franchise – in America to login and update its Form Read More »

May Antenna Keeps Tabs on FCC

(May 23, 2018) – The May issue of Antenna continues to keep a close eye on the blizzard of regulatory decisions being issued by Ajit Pai’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC). A hot current issue is the Commission’s freeze Read More »

Read It Now: January Issue of Antenna

Read It Now: January Issue of Antenna

(January 19, 2018) – National TV ownership limits…FCC orders Blue Alerts to be incorporated into Emergency Alert System…freeze on LPTV apps…new rules for closed captioning…$13 million in fines levied on Sinclair Broadcast Group for sponsor misidentifications…main studio rule Read More »

FCC Issues Report on National EAS Test

(December 11, 2017) – Broadcasters seem to have performed better on the 2017 National Periodic Test of the Emergency Alert System than they did in 2016 according to a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission. On Read More »

Main Studio Repeal Takes Effect in January

 (December 8, 2017) – Today the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) formal rulemaking repealing the main studio rule was published in the Federal Register.  Now the clock is ticking toward actual elimination of the rule on January 8, 2018. This Read More »

Latest issue of Antenna newsletter

Latest issue of Antenna newsletter

(October 20, 2017) – The relaxation of AM engineering rules is the subject of the FCC’s Docket 13-249 – and one of the page 1 articles in this month’s issue of Antenna.  The newsletter is an NHAB member Read More »