Guide to FCC Rules for Public Radio Now Online
Feb 27, 2002 12:00 PM
San Francisco - Feb 26, 2002 � The National Federation of Community Broadcasters has gone a long way to ease the legal worries of non-commercial radio in the updated, online version of The Public Radio Legal Handbook: A Guide to FCC Rules and Regulations. The guide, scheduled for online release on April 8, 2002, will be available at www.nfcb.org at a cost of $45.
The Handbook is designed as both a reference for experienced staff and a guide for newcomers. Staff will not only get all the basics - saving on excessive legal fees - but, will also find out when the first course of action should be to call a lawyer. Handbook authors will update the Handbook within two weeks of the time any changes are implemented.
The Handbook's searchable format offers a wide variety of critical subjects, including:
- Reporting requirements
- Programming regulations
- Operating requirements & Checklist
- Copyright law and payments
- Underwriting guidelines
- IRS regulations
- Spectrum considerations
- Political broadcasting an indecency
- Web issues
Stations can subscribe on line at www.nfcb.org. (Click on the "Legal Handbook" button.) Cost is $45/year for NFCB members and $70/year for non-members. The Handbook was revised and updated by John Crigler of the law firm Garvey, Schubert & Barer. The Public Radio Legal Handbook was funded through the support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.