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Lee Petro

Lee Petro

Lee Petro is Of Counsel at Drinker, Biddle & Reath. He represents radio and television stations before the Federal Communications Commission. He also represents clients before the Patent and Trademark Office and Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice relating to merger and acquisition issues. He specializes in Broadcast and Wireless Regulation and Intellectual Property Law.

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  • Deep Dig

    Window Opens on New FM Translators

    July 18, 2017

    The FCC announced dates for the upcoming window for the filing of new FM translator applications to be associated with AM stations

  • Deep Dig

    New Administration, New FCC

    December 15, 2016

    With the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, it is useful to consider how the Federal Communications Commission will change under his administration

  • Deep Dig

    Jump the Gun, Jump Into the Fire

    July 05, 2016

    A recent decision by the Media Bureau provides a good reminder of the commission’s lack of tolerance for violations of the rules

  • Deep Dig

    Summer Desk Clearing

    June 14, 2016

    The days are getting longer, which must mean that the Federal Communication Commission’s staff wants to clear their desks before summer vacations kick in

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Insights

Technical Rule Changes Rank High on Wish List

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Avoid Catastrophic UPS Failures With Checklist

The nature of micro-processor equipped broadcast equipment has also made the presenc...

Salute Industry Innovators

NewBay introduces a new award recognizing outstanding technology and creative profes...

Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation

Getting away from the day-to-day grind of the job is still important, even when you ...

Pubcasters Tell FCC to Kill the Hourly ID

FCC modernization suggestions from NPR, PBS and others

NAB Says Main Studio Rule Must Go

Organization one of many calling for elimination of the rule, though voices of disse...

It’s ETRS Registration Time Again

Changes in 2017 include registration through the CORES registration system

Commission Grants CPs for LPFM Booster Stations

First-time approval expected to fill gaps in patterns

Commission Proposes "Blue Alerts"

Similar to AMBER Alerts, new alerts would allow agencies to deliver “actionable” inf...

Caroline Beasley Elected Chair of NAB Joint Board

And Tri State’s Randy Gravley will chair the Radio Board