Category: September 2021

A Win for Broadcasters: FCC Regulatory Fees Drop

On August 26, the FCC released its 2021 Regulatory Fee Order, which can be found here: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-98A1.pdf. The efforts of various State Broadcast Associations, including your MAB as well as the NAB were very successful, and as a result: The proposed regulatory fees for broadcasters dropped by about 9%. As a result, the FCC’s large… read more

WILX-TV Announces On-Air Changes Including New Branding

Gray’s WILX-TV (Lansing) has announced an updated look and lineup this past week.  The station has launched new on-air graphics, including a new red logo and tagline Breaking News & First Alert Weather. This coincided with the appointment of Darrin Rockcole as First Alert Chief Meteorologist. Rockcole, who retired from television news last July after 30… read more

September Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters: Regulatory Fees, Media Ownership and Sponsorship Identification Comments, Auction Applications, and More

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP As fall approaches and kids head back to school, be sure not to lose track of the regulatory dates and deadlines in September.  We outline some of those dates below.  One date is applicable to all commercial broadcasters, the obligation to pay regulatory fees.  While the exact due… read more