Political Broadcasting

Get answers to your political broadcasting questions.

The OAB, through our FCC counsel of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, provides members with a number of political broadcasting resources. If you need additional information regarding a political broadcasting regulation, please contact the OAB’s FCC hotline, available at no-cost to OAB member stations.

2022 LUC Periods

The lowest unit charge periods for Ohio’s 2022 primary and general midterm elections are as follows:

  • For the primary elections scheduled for May 3, 2022, the 45-day “lowest unit charge” period begins on March 19, 2022.
  • For the general elections scheduled for November 8, 2022, the 60-day “lowest unit charge” period begins on September 9, 2022.

Nuts and Bolts of Political Broadcasting Guide – 2022 Edition

The Brooks Pierce law firm’s 2022 Nuts and Bolts of Political Broadcasting Guide is now available for OAB members.  This comprehensive guide to political broadcasting rules and regulations is provided at no cost to OAB members.

Click here to download a PDF of the guide, or contact Mariah West to request a printed copy.

This guide should in no way be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion on any specific set of facts or circumstances.  Consult with personal legal counsel concerning any specific set of facts or circumstances.  The information does not establish an attorney-client relationship between any member and the OAB legal counsel.

Nuts and Bolts of Political Broadcasting – 2022 Webinar

In January, the Brooks Pierce law firm, presented its biennial political broadcasting webinar.  The webinar reviewed the basic elements of political broadcasting rules, and also provided updates on some recent changes to regulations.

An archive of the webinar is available here.

A PDF of the slide presentation is available here.

This webinar should in no way be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion on any specific set of facts or circumstances. Consult with personal legal counsel concerning any specific set of facts or circumstances. The information provided in the webinar does not establish an attorney-client relationship between any member and the OAB legal counsel.