From CommLawBlog on September 1, 2017 The FCC on Sept. 1 postponed the due date for the submission of 2017 biennial broadcast ownership reports to the FCC until March 2, 2018. Biennial ownership reports are required to be filed every two years by all commercial and (starting this year) noncommercial AM, FM, TV, Class A, and LPTV stations and entities holding attributable ownership interests in those stations. This year’s reports ...Read More
From CommLawBlog By Dan Kirkpatrick on September 5, 2017 Now that summer and beach season is over, the Commission has finally released the final listing of regulatory fees for 2017 and their due date. While it might not be as big of news as a Taylor Swift release, this is an important time for the Commission which has announced the final amounts due for each category of fees and has ...Read More
From Gregg Skall, September 1, 2017 Missouri television stations must file an EEO Mid-Term Report on or before October 2, 2017. On the fourth anniversary of their renewal filing, employment units having 11 or more full-time employees must submit mid-term reports on FCC Form 397 including their two most recent public file reports and the name and title of the person responsible for EEO implementation. Stations that are time-brokered by ...Read More
Could your idea be the solution to one of the broadcast industry’s biggest challenges? The broadcast industry is continuously evolving as it explores new ways to produce, deliver and distribute engaging content to serve its communities. PILOT is calling on all creative thinkers, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to submit their ideas for accelerating broadcast innovation in its second annual PILOT Innovation Challenge. What is an unconventional way broadcasters and other local ...Read More
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The MBA is taking part in a pilot project for the Radio Preservation Task Force. This group has been tasked by the Library of Congress to assemble a national radio air check database. Frank Absher, Executive Director of the St. Louis Media History Foundation, is building a regional repository of these air checks in Missouri which could be used as a template for other states.  Collections are already established in ...Read More
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