On February, 18, 2010, David Oxenford conducted a seminar for the Utah Broadcasters Association on legal issues that affect radio and television broadcasters. First, David summarized the various broadcasting legal and policy issues pending before the FCC and Congress. David’s PowerPoint presentation is available here. Broadcasters interested in Washington issues that may affect them this year may also want to read our blog post from early January where we presented our legal predictions for 2010.
David then conducted a refresher course on political broadcasting issues that may arise in this election year. His PowerPoint on political issues for broadcasters can be viewed here. Broadcasters wanting more information on the FCC’s political broadcasting rules and policies should review the Davis Wright Tremaine Political Broadcasting Guide. A discussion of the issues for broadcasters raised by the recent Citizen’s United case is available here.
Finally, David discussed recent developments in enforcement of the FCC’s EEO policies. The PowerPoint used in this session can be seen here . Our Advisory on EEO rules and policies is available here, with forms and recordkeeping suggestions attached to that memo. Our most recent EEO Public Inspection File Report advisory, with a model report attached, is available here. Finally, our description of one of the recent FCC fines for noncompliance with the EEO policies is available here.