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FCC Reinstates Workplace Diversity Reporting Requirement

The FCC issued an Order last Friday reinstating the collection of workforce composition data for television and radio broadcasters, requiring broadcast licensees to file Form 395-B, which collects race, ethnicity, and gender information about the licensee’s employees,...

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NAB Announces 2024 Crystal Radio Award Finalists

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today announced the finalists for the 2024 NAB Crystal Radio Awards, which has honored radio stations’ outstanding community service efforts since 1987. Winners will be announced during the We Are...

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Berge Appointed to NAB Radio Board of Directors

Jeanna Berge, iHeartMedia market president in Eau Claire, Wis. and Rochester, Minn., has been appointed to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Radio Board of Directors by Radio Board Chair Collin Jones in accordance with NAB by-laws. The appointment is...

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NEWS FROM OUR FCC LEGAL COUNSEL:

  • FCC Reinstates Workplace Diversity Reporting Requirement
    by Madison Laton

    The FCC issued an Order last Friday reinstating the collection of workforce composition data for television and radio broadcasters, requiring broadcast licensees to file Form 395-B, which collects race, ethnicity, and gender information about the licensee’s employees, on an annual basis.  The requirement to file Form 395-B had been suspended for almost 20 years, but...… Continue Reading

  • FHH Protects Client Rape Victim’s Privacy in U.S. Fourth Circuit
    by FHH Law

    On February 21, 2024, an FHH attorney, Thomas F. Urban II, won an important victory for the firm’s client, Jane Doe, to protect her right to pursue her civil claims against her rapist without having to expose her identity.  Due to Urban’s efforts and those of his co-counsel, Walter Steimel of Steimel Counselors Law Group,...… Continue Reading

  • FCC Clarifies that AI-Generated Voices are Subject to TCPA
    by Madison Laton

    Given the increasing power of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to generate content that mimics human voices, the FCC issued a unanimous Declaratory Ruling clarifying that current AI technologies that generate human voices constitute “artificial or prerecorded voices” subject to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The TCPA protects consumers from unwanted calls made using artificial...… Continue Reading

  • Corporate Transparency Act Triggers New Federal Filing Requirement for Most Small and Medium Companies.
    by Paul J. Feldman

    The federal Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”), enacted by Congress on January 1, 2021, established new ownership disclosure and reporting requirements for most small and medium sized U.S. companies (“Reporting Companies”), including both existing and newly created companies. The deadline for filing the required report is January 1, 2025, but companies should not wait to review...… Continue Reading

  • FCC Releases NPRM Seeking Comment on Proposal to Require Subscriber Rebates for Retransmission Consent Blackouts
    by Daniel Brown

    On January 17, 2024, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) seeking comment on a newly proposed requirement for cable operators and direct broadcast satellite (“DBS”) providers, which, if enacted, would require those cable operators and DBS providers to make available rebates to their subscribers for programming blackouts caused by failed retransmission consent...… Continue Reading

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