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FCC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on FY 2022 Regulatory Fees

Posted on June 7, 2022

Late last week, the Commission released its annual Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “Notice”) contemplating proposed regulatory fees for the current fiscal year—i.e., Fiscal Year 2022 (“FY 2022”).  Although the Notice seeks comment on multiple different issues, naturally the most significant item on which broadcasters may wish to comment is the FCC’s proposed regulatory fee […]

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Aug. 2, 2022, Primary Election Date Set for Ohio State Legislative Seats; LUC Window to Open June 18, 2022

Posted on June 1, 2022

A recent federal court decision is bringing at least some certainty to the ongoing disputes as to when some of Ohio’s 2022 primary elections will occur.  In particular, pursuant to court order Ohio has now set an August 2, 2022, statewide primary election for state legislative seats—i.e., the offices of State Representative, State Senator, and […]

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DUE TODAY, June 1, 2022: EEO Public File Reports for Ohio Radio and Television Stations

Posted on June 1, 2022

Today, June 1, 2022, is deadline day!  We write with a final reminder for all Ohio radio AND television stations with five or more full-time employees that the deadline to upload their annual EEO Public File Report (covering the period of June 1, 2021, to May 31, 2022) to their online public inspection file and […]

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FCC Seeks Comment on the State of Competition in the Communications Marketplace

Posted on May 25, 2022

The FCC is requesting broad input from industry stakeholders, the public, and other interested parties about the current state of competition in the communications marketplace.  As you may recall, Congress requires the Commission to publish a “Communications Marketplace Report” (the “Report”) in the last quarter of every even-numbered calendar year.  The Commission recently issued a […]

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International Bureau Releases Updated List of Purportedly Inactive and Non Operational C-Band Earth Stations

Posted on May 25, 2022

As reimbursement funds continue to flow to broadcasters with qualifying, incumbent C‑band earth stations (e.g., C-band downlink dishes) affected by the ongoing C-band transition, the FCC’s International Bureau recently released an updated list of incumbent C-band earth stations that “may be inactive or otherwise not operational” (the “List”).  Broadcasters with earth stations appearing on the […]

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