Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler as FCC Chairman 

Mike O'Rielly is also confirmed as a commissioner

FCC Plans Orderly Shutdown with Congress Missing Deadline 

Some 1,700 employees are furloughed since Congress missed the Oct 1, 2013, deadline.

Key Theme at Radio Show: AM Revitalization 

Recent statements by FCC Chairwoman Clyburn and Commissioner Pai have shed light on potential changes to the AM band.

Net Neutrality Fight Continues with Verizon vs. the FCC 

The fight over an unfiltered vs. pay for performance Internet delivery continues, this time with a legal suit.

Reconciliation of AM Tower Protection Rules 

The FCC has had a hodge-podge of AM tower protection rules that did not apply to all FCC-regulated services. Now there's an effort to correct that.

FCC Plans Webinars on Low Power FM Radio 

The first webinar will be held Aug. 20, 2013, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. EDT.

COPPA-ing with New Website Collection Rules 

The Children Online Privacy Protection Act has been in effect since 2000, but recent FTC rule changes apply to online data collection methods.

FCC Frames LPFM Window 

The window will be open from Oct. 15, 2013, until Oct. 29, 2013.

The Settlement/Amendment Process for FM Translators 

Lee Petro explains the many aspects of the FCC's two-month filing window for applicants with pending FM translators.

Mignon Clyburn Named Acting Chair of FCC 

She takes over in the interim as the Senate reviews the appointment of Tom Wheeler.

2013 NAB Show in Review, Legally Speaking 

Couldn't attend the 2013 NAB Show? Here are a few highlights.

Obama to Nominate Tom Wheeler as FCC Chief 

Wheeler is currently managing director at Core Capital Partners, a venture capital firm based in Washington, DC.

LPFM Window on the Horizon 

The FCC is moving swiftly to clear out and grant the FM translators that will not preclude future low-power FM (LPFM) stations.

FCC Chairman Genachowski to Step Down from FCC Post 

Julius Genachowski was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate in 2009 for the agency chairmanship.

National Association of Broadcaster Radio Rules! 


Equipment Authorization Rules Redux 

The Commission currently has three different approval procedures for new and modified equipment, depending on the potential for harm. Rule changes could improve the efficiency of the approval process.

New Term, New Hill, New FCC? 

Following a presidential election, other changes in Washington are not uncommon. Lee Petro looks at some of the possible events.

Marijuana and Trolls and Translators 

Sounds like an odd mix of topics, but FCC Update covers a lot of ground this month.

Senate Confirms Clyburn for Second FCC Term 

Appointed in 2009, Mignon Clyburn completed the remaining term of Jonathan Adelstein.

Insignia Narrator HD Radio wins 2012 FCC Chairman's Award 

The awards encourage technological innovation in communication-related areas and to recognize engineers, researchers and other technologists who help the disabled obtain jobs and succeed in their communities.

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