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Comments on FCC Proposals for More AM Revitalization Efforts Due March 21 – What Questions are on the Table?

Posted in AM Radio, FM Translators and LPFM
The FCC’s proceeding on revitalizing AM radio is headed into its second phase, looking at further steps that it can take to assist the oldest broadcast service adapt and thrive in the new media world. In the Fall, the FCC adopted certain policy and rule changes to help AM stations, most notably allowing wider use… Continue Reading

FCC Regulatory Fees Due On or Before September 23 – What’s New for This Year’s Fees?

Posted in AM Radio, FCC Fees, FM Radio, Low Power Television/Class A TV, Television
Right as everyone was preparing to leave town for the long weekend, the FCC issued its Report and Order on the regulatory fees for 2014, and also issued a Public Notice setting the deadline for paying those fees as 11:59 PM on September 23.  For broadcasters, the FCC also issued a Mass Media Fee Filing… Continue Reading

FCC Extends Comment Deadline in Diversity Proceeding

Posted in AM Radio, Cable Carriage, EEO Compliance/Diversity, FM Radio, Low Power Television/Class A TV, Public Interest Obligations/Localism
The FCC today issued an order extending the comment deadline in its Broadcast Diversity proceeding, extending the comment date a full month until July 30, with Reply Comments now due on August 29.  This important proceeding, about which we wrote here, will address many issues, including proposals to, among other things, repurpose television Channel 6 (and… Continue Reading

REVISED Comment Date for FCC Diversity Proceeding — Comments now due June 30th

Posted in AM Radio, EEO Compliance/Diversity, FM Radio, FM Translators and LPFM, Low Power Television/Class A TV, Multiple Ownership Rules
The Commission today published notice in the Federal Register revising the dates for submitting comments in its rule making "In the Matter of Promoting Diversification of Ownership in the Broadcasting Services."  If you will recall, this is the rule making proceeding that seeks comment on a number of new proposals, including whether to revise the… Continue Reading

Comment Date Set for FCC Diversity Proceeding – Including Proposals on Expanding the FM Band and the Expanded AM Band

Posted in AM Radio, EEO Compliance/Diversity, FM Radio, Multiple Ownership Rules
UPDATE  5-29-2008-  Please note, the Commission has revised the dates for submitting comments in this rule making proceeding.  Comments in the proceeding are now due on or before June 30, 2008, and Reply Comments are due on or before July 14, 2008.  This means that interested parties have a couple of weeks less than initially thought to… Continue Reading

FCC Proposes 2008 Regulatory Fee Schedule

Posted in FCC Fees
The FCC today released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking asking for public comment on its proposed Regulatory Fees for 2008.  These fees are paid annually by most commercial entities that are regulated by the FCC for the privilege of being regulated.  Noncommercial broadcasters are exempt from the fees.  The fees are normally paid in August or… Continue Reading