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Countdown to License Renewal – Recent FCC Decisions Highlight Some Issues to Consider

Posted in FCC Fines, License Renewal, Programming Regulations, Public Interest Obligations/Localism

We are less than one year away from the beginning of the next radio license renewal cycle. By June 1 of 2019, radio broadcasters with stations licensed to communities in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia must have their license renewal applications on file. Stations in certain southeastern states follow two months… Continue Reading

FCC Radio License Renewals Close at Hand; Pre-Filing Announcements Start April 1st for Stations in DC, MD, VA, and WV

Posted in FM Radio, General FCC, Noncommercial Broadcasting, Public Interest Obligations/Localism

The start of the FCC’s license renewal cycle for radio stations is close at hand, and we have issued an advisory to help radio stations prepare for the process.  A copy of the advisory is available here, and contains information about the pre- and post-filing announcements that stations are required to air, as well as… Continue Reading