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.

“Employment In The Time of COVID” Webinar

On November 9th 2021 The CBA provided a webinar on employment law, FCC EEO compliance, and recruitment challenges in the time of COVID.  CBA FCC attorneys Frank Montero and Anne Crump and Colorado employment attorney Diana Fields discussed broadcasters’ EEO compliance, employment, and recruiting... Read More.

CBA Files Joint Comments with FCC on Increased Regulatory Fees

On Friday, June 18th, the Colorado Broadcasters Association (CBA), along with Florida and Puerto Rico, filed Joint Reply Comments in regard to the increase of Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) Regulatory Fees for 2021. The filing notes, that for the second year in a row, and... Read More.

The Supreme Court Overturns Third Circuit on Media Ownership Rules

by Frank Montero, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth On Thursday, April 1, 2021 the Supreme Court unanimously voted to overturn the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia (“Third Circuit”) in the case of Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) v. Prometheus Radio Project, No. 19-1231. The... Read More.

Washington Update & The New Face of the FCC

On January 28, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth attorneys Frank Montero and Dan Kirkpatrick presented their crystal ball gazing into what 2021 and a new Administration at the FCC and the White House will bring, and how it will impact broadcasters. Following an unprecedented 2020,... Read More.

President Appoints Rosenworcel Acting FCC Chair

From Radio Ink Rosenworcel said she’s honored the President has chosen her. “I thank the President for the opportunity to lead an agency with such a vital mission and talented staff. It is a privilege to serve the American people and work on their behalf... Read More.