Tag Archives: Deadline

Christmas Has Come Early: Media Bureau Waives Ancillary/Supplementary Services Report Filing Requirement

Acting with commendable promptness, the Media Bureau has relieved virtually all television stations from the requirement to file ancillary/supplementary service reports, at least for this year and likely for future years as well. These reports are traditionally due on Dec. 1 of every year. As we reported back in October, the reports are the ones … Continue Reading

EAS Report to SECCs Due Nov. 6

The FCC scored a legal victory in court this past week when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld its requirement that EAS participants report to their State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC) their progress on developing multilingual EAS alerts (an SECC is a committee assigned to implement EAS in a specific state). EAS participants must … Continue Reading

Reminder: FREE Online Public Inspection Files Refresher Course Webinar

This is a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 12th at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth’s Frank Montero and Steve Lovelady in partnership with Colorado Broadcasters Association, will present a FREE webinar entitled “Online Public Inspection Files: A Refresher Webinar.” You can register for the webinar, for FREE, via this link. While 2017 isn’t … Continue Reading

Reminder: EAS National Test Scheduled for Wednesday, September 27

ETRS Form 2 Due Same Day (Except for Hurricane-Impacted EAS Participants) Assuming that it is not delayed due to a real national emergency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC are still scheduled to conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Sept. 27, 2017, at 2:20 PM EDT. As we … Continue Reading

Online Public File to Bring New Scrutiny to Issues/Programs Lists

Believe it or not, the date by which all radio stations must have their complete public files online is now less than six months away. Television stations have been dealing with this reality for several years now, as have large stations in large markets for the past couple of years. Now, every radio station, both … Continue Reading

Reminder: FREE Must-Carry/Retransmission Consent Webinar Tuesday, August 22

This is a reminder that on Tuesday, August 22 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. (EDT), FHH carriage gurus Dan Kirkpatrick and Paul Feldman will present a FREE webinar entitled “Must-Carry and Retransmission Consent 2017.” Free registration for the webinar is available here. The industry faces an October 1, 2017 deadline requiring all full-power television stations to make … Continue Reading

Nationwide LPTV/TV Translator Filing Opportunity Postponed

If you've been counting the days until the January 25, 2010 opportunity to file for new digital-only LPTV/TV translator stations in non-rural areas, it's time to re-set the calendar. The original January, 2010, date has been postponed to July 26, 2010. One reason for the delay? What else - The Broadband Juggernaut.… Continue Reading

Auction 79 Update

With 13-days-to-go-and-counting, Auction 79 is looming large. The Commission has issued a notice updating us on applicants' status and reminding us of some the next step(s) in the process.… Continue Reading

Auction 79 – Up-Front Payments Due July 31

If you're one of the applicants (and there are fewer than 100 of you out there, so you know who you are) who have signed up to participate in FM Auction 79 in September, it's crunch time. Or more accurately, ka-ching time. The deadline for up-front payments is Friday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT).… Continue Reading

HD Radio Upgrade: FCC Concentrates and Asks Again

A consortium of radio licensees and equipment manufacturers asked the FCC to please, please, please boost the maximum permissible digital power of FM stations using "HD Radio" technology by a factor of ten for some, but not necessarily all, stations. Having already asked for, and received, one set of comments on the proposal, the Commission is looking for more.… Continue Reading

Next On Our Agenda . . .

The FCC has issued the first of what we expect to be several public notices setting some ground rules for doling out post-DTV transition spectrum. The first such public notice affects existing Class A TV, LPTV and TV translator stations.… Continue Reading

Reminder Time!!!

We are fast approaching the deadline for applications of the upcoming Auction 79, featuring 122 vacant FM channels up for grabs. The Commission will be holding a freebie pre-auction seminar to demonstrate the basics of their online bidding system. The seminar will be at 10:30 a.m. on June 16. Check our post for more information.… Continue Reading

“Analog Nightlight” Update: Comments Are Due January 5

If you are planning to file comments on the FCC's effort to implement the "analog nightlight" service, you'd better put aside thoughts of a pleasant New Year's Eve and New Year's Day holiday and start drafting now. Comments are officially due on Monday, January 5, 2009. Reply comments are due three days later, on Thursday, January 8.… Continue Reading
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