FCC Announces Auction Results and Sets TV Repack Deadlines

FCC Announces Auction Results and Sets TV Repack Deadlines

By Scott R. Flick, Lauren Lynch Flick and Joseph A. Cohen, Pillsbury Law To use a metaphor those headed to Vegas for the NAB Show will appreciate, two of the three wheels on the Spectrum Repack slot machine had stopped Read more »

Federal Court Rules New Overtime Requirements Won’t Go Into Effect on December 1

By Scott R. Flick What a difference a day makes. As previously discussed in CommLawCenter, the Department of Labor announced in May a change to its overtime regulations.  That change would more than double the minimum salary needed to qualify Read more »

NAB Agreement With Sony Brings Flexibility Back to Music Streaming

By David D. Burns, Pillsbury Law The NAB has negotiated a waiver agreement with Sony Music Entertainment that will once again enable radio stations to stream Sony-licensed music unhindered by certain restrictions established by the statutory music streaming license. Stations wishing to take Read more »

Nationwide EAS Test Comes With a “To Do” List for Broadcasters and Other EAS Participants

By Lauren Lynch Flick and Joseph A. Cohen, Pillsbury Law Those trying to keep up with the news surrounding the upcoming nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (“EAS”) know that a lot has been happening in a short period Read more »

MBA files comments to eliminate public correspondence from public files

MBA files comments to eliminate public correspondence from public files

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, along with other State Broadcasters Associations representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, recently filed Joint Comments in strong support of the FCC’s proposal to eliminate the rule which requires broadcasters to Read more »

Pillsbury Law issues advisory on drone use

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association’s legal counsel in Washington, D.C. has issued an advisory following the release of the Federal Aviation Administration’s new rules regarding the use of small unmanned aircraft. FAA Releases Long-Awaited Rule for Commercial Operations of Small Unmanned Read more »

New rules on drones a boon to local newsrooms

Yesterday, the Federal Aviation Administration released new rules regarding the commercial use of drones.  Below is a summary from the National Association of Broadcasters Executive Vice President of Government Relations Curtis Legeyt. [On June 22] the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Read more »

When Taking Care of Business Requires Working Overtime – an FLSA webinar

Responding to the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Pay Obligations — A Guide for Broadcasters On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published final regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that more than doubled the minimum Read more »