FCC National EAS Test October 4, 2023 at 12:20 p.m. (MT)

The FCC released Public Notice that there will be a national EAS test on October 4th, 2023. Form One was due September 15th, Form Two is due October 5th and Form Three is due November 20th. FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications... Read More.

FCC EAS 2023 Handbook & Software Updates

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations require all broadcast properties to have a copy of the Emergency Alert System Operating Handbook posted at each station control point.  The 2023 edition is available for download here, or directly from the FCC website. There will be... Read More.

Anna Gomez Confirmed As FCC Commissioner By US Senate

From Radio Ink: After years-long deadlock, the Federal Communications Commission finally has its fifth Commissioner. Anna Gomez has been confirmed for a five-year term by the US Senate, as the Biden Administration’s sometimes rocky quest to fill the seat reaches its denouement. President Biden nominated Gomez... Read More.

2023 FCC Regulatory Fees Due September 20th

The FCC has released its 2023 Reg Fee orders setting the payment deadline as September 20, 2023. As a result of repeated comment filings to the FCC, by the Colorado Broadcasters Association, broadcasters will see a decrease in their regulatory fees of approximately 5... Read More.

2023 Statewide RMT Schedule Posted

The SECC has approved the statewide, EAS Required Monthly Test (RMT) schedule for 2023. This schedule takes affect January 1, 2023. Visit this LINK for the 2023 schedule. The SECC has received feedback from the FCC regarding the State Plan submitted in July... Read More.

FCC Political Broadcasting Rules for 2022

Election season is approaching and the FCC has been scrutinizing broadcaster compliance with the political broadcasting rules and political file requirements like never before.  Are you be prepared? Don’t panic watch this valuable webinar on the FCC’s Political Broadcasting Rules.  Presented by Fletcher, Heald &... Read More.

2021 Biennial Ownership Reports Due December 1st

by Jackie Fisher of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth It’s that time of (every other) year again – The FCC announced that the filing window has opened and Biennial Ownership reports are due Wednesday, December 1st, 2021. Every odd-numbered year, the FCC collects information about the owners of... Read More.