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Reminder – FCC Political Rules Apply to Off-Year Elections for Vacant Congressional Seats, and for State and Local Offices

Posted in Advertising Issues, Political Broadcasting
In odd years like 2017, most broadcasting stations don’t think about the FCC’s political broadcasting rules. But they should – both for special elections to fill open seats in Congress, and for state and local political offices.  Recently, I have received a number of calls about elections to fill seats in Congress that were vacated by… Continue Reading

Davis Wright Tremaine 2009 Broadcast Calendar Now Available – A Broadcaster’s Guide to the Regulatory Obligations for the New Year

Posted in Children's Programming and Advertising, EEO Compliance/Diversity, General FCC, Internet Radio, Political Broadcasting, Programming Regulations, Public Interest Obligations/Localism, Television
2009 – a new year, and a whole new cycle of regulatory requirements.  We wrote last week about the potential for changes in regulations that may be forthcoming but, like death and taxes, there are certain regulatory dates each year that broadcasters need to note and certain deadlines that must be met.  Those dates are… Continue Reading