Antenna Newsletter

Antenna is a monthly e-newsletter on communications law issues written by the Association’s Federal Counsel, Pillsbury Law.  Pillsbury Law also runs our Federal Legal hotline.

Newsletter Archive

2020

October – Inside: Supreme Court to review media ownership; Deadline set for repack reimbursement; Waiver policy adopted for FM translator permits; and more…

September – Inside: Regulatory fees due Sept. 25; Updated schedule of filing fee proposed; Processing of noncom apps updated; and more…

August – Inside: Cost catalog finalized for C-band relocation; Numerous consent decrees centered around political files; New notice methods for must-carry/retrans; and more…

July – Inside: Next gen TV issues clarified; FM translator petition; Consolation prizes fail to prevent fines; and more…

June – Inside: Public notices re: applications streamlined; Regulatory fees going up; Lump sum payments proposed for earth station relocation; and more…

May – Inside: Rehire recruiting rules waived temporarily; Political file questions clarified; LPFM permitted directional antennas; and more…

April – Inside: FCC declines to investigate COVID news coverage; Pandemic upends FCC routine; Broadcasters classified as “essential workers; and more…

March – Inside: C-band divided and allocated; 1st amendment rights affirmed for sports commentators; FCC studies communications marketplace; and more…

February – Inside: Pre-recorded “live” program leads to fine; Tower violation cost $1.13M; Piracy becomes more expensive; and more…

January – Inside: FM Auction Filing Window Jan. 29 – Feb. 11; Ownership Rules Reinstated; Ownership Reports Due Jan. 31; and more…

 

2019

December – Inside: All-Digital Proposal for AM; Broadcasters Seek Reconsideration of Political File Order; Radio Program Duplication Restrictions Under Scrutiny; and more…

November – Inside: Political File Requirements Clarified; Next FM Auction April 28, 2020; Mandatory Access to Antenna Sites Under Review; and more…

 

 

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