Some careful attention today may save your station from significant fines eight years from now.
The rules on their face permit the advertising of certain casino activities (when conducted by Indian tribes) but they still prohibit the advertising of precisely the same activities (when, say, Indians aren’t involved).
Starting in February 2006, Soundexchange began auditing 11 of the most popular Internet radio websites.
Despite the botched governmental response before and after Katrina struck, there is a perception in many circles that the FCC’s performance was praiseworthy.
A new proceeding has begun to set the music copyright royalty fees that stations streaming on the Internet will pay to record companies and recording artists for 2006-2010. While the new fees are not likely to be finalized until late in 2006, they will apply retroactively to Jan. 1, 2006.
Some of the promoters of LPFM have now returned to the Commission with LPAM--a service that would not be shackled with the restrictions that apply to LPFM.
Tower construction projects on tribal lands must be coordinated with local tribes. To prevent non-responses from keeping tower projects on hold, the Commission recently announced a new policy for dealing with tribal and native Hawaiian organizations.
The last-minute postponement of FM Auction 62 has chilled the enthusiasm of many would-be bidders.
XM now has applied for FCC consent to acquire terrestrial WCS frequencies, but there are those who strongly oppose the idea.
Auction No. 62 is being adapted to resemble a wireless auction in that 100 percent engagement will not be required in each round.
If the FCC adopts these proposals, abuses of the system would be curtailed and the process of changing a city of license (for AM or FM stations) would be significantly simplified and improved.
As expected, now the Commission has put local market rules into place, they are immediately put to the test by license applicants. Despite this, the FCC maintains that the Arbitron-based market definition will stand and that there is a heavy burden on a petitioner to show that an alternative definition is appropriate.
The Commission plans another simultaneous, multiple-round auction.
The Commission has adopted changes in its rules that will immediately benefit LPFM operators and applicants.
These new requirements immediately affect the contents of FCC applications for construction permits.
Three expanded-band pioneers have filed a petition for rulemaking asking the FCC to amend its rules and afford Class B status for stations operating in the AM expanded band.
The new market definition does not rely solely on determinations by Arbitron. Arbitron merely defines the market.
The Denver Waiver reflects an effort by the FCC to adjust its general FM allotment standards--developed for universal application to all situations across the country--in acknowledgment of the fact that some circumstances don't fit conveniently into a universal mold.
Under the agreement, the Commission's streamlined process will provide certainty and ease burdens on everyone involved in the historic preservation review process.
By comparing the FCC Registration Number (FRN) of the entity seeking the benefit with its roster of reprobate FRNs, the FCC can put a “red light” on the processing of any application by such entities.