Anne Goodwin Crump

Photo of Anne Goodwin Crump Mrs. Crump has represented both commercial and non-commercial clients in a variety of transactional and regulatory matters. These have included guiding clients through the purchase and sale of broadcast stations, assisting with the license renewal process, and advising on the DTV and repack transition processes. She also has assisted clients with day-to-day regulatory matters, including political broadcasting, children’s television matters, EEO reports and audits, and helps clients develop strategies for meeting their goals while complying with FCC rules. Mrs. Crump has filed comments on behalf of clients in a variety of FCC rulemaking proceedings, which have included both broad policy issues, such as ownership regulations and broadcast localism, and station-specific matters, such as non-routine changes in community of license. She also has engaged in written advocacy for clients, whether arising from contested transactions or FM translator interference issues, or other matters.  

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At Long Last, Closed Captioning Order Printed in Federal Register

Back in November the Commission released a Declaratory Ruling, Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (DRONPRM) in which it (a) imposed a number of new obligations on TV licensees and other video programming distributors and (b) sought comment on how the revenue-based per channel exemption from closed captioning requirements should be applied to stations with multicast programming streams. Lo and behold, more than two months later, the DRONPRM was published in the Federal Register, in two separate items, on January 13, 2009. As a result, a couple of clocks are now running.… Continue Reading

Form 355 and Website Public File Posting: Soon in the Crosshairs at OMB

By Anne Goodwin Crump

Last November, the FCC announced that it had adopted a new "enhanced" programming report for TV licensees, and also that it would require TV licensees to post pretty much all of the local public files on their respective websites.  From March 13 until May 12, we all have an opportunity to send comments on the resulting paperwork to the FCC, which will then pass the comments on to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to let them how we feel about these new burdens.

OMB gets involved because the new ...
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