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  • Deep Dig

    New Regulatory Relief Efforts for Broadcasters

    June 13, 2017

    Not only has the FCC sought comment on proposed rules to eliminate the local main studio requirement, it is also seeking broad comment from the public proposing the revision and/or elimination of broadcast-related regulation

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    Noncommercial Radio Regulation Relief

    May 15, 2017

    Last month, the Federal Communications Commission tweaked its rules for noncommercial broadcasters, expanding their ability to conduct fundraising events for third parties, as well as providing relief for their preparation of biennial ownership reports due Dec. 1.

  • Deep Dig

    FCC Rules on Foreign Ownership Requirements

    April 14, 2017

    On two occasions in the last six months, this column has addressed the regulatory migration toward the Federal Communication Commission’s authorization of non-U.S.

  • Deep Dig

    Broadcast Foreign Ownership Rules Relaxed

    November 16, 2016

    For many years, the industry was walled off from foreign investment representing more than 25 percent of the voting or equity in a broadcast station

  • Deep Dig

    Of Emergency Alerts and E-Cigarettes

    September 07, 2016

    The Federal Communications Commission announced that there will be a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System on Sept. 28 at 2:20 p.m. (EDT)

  • Deep Dig

    New Foreign Ownership Rules Proposed

    December 18, 2015

    The FCC is considering bringing the broadcast foreign ownership rules in line with the rules for other services regulated by the FCC

  • Deep Dig

    AM Radio — Revitalized

    November 18, 2015

    The FCC moved forward with its effort to revitalize the AM band by relaxing certain technical rules and announcing a filing window for AM licensees to acquire and move FM translators up to 250 miles

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