The U.S. Capitol as seen from Union Station, in November 2019

A Spectrum Sharing Arrangement for Select Military Bases OKd

The NAB and the Society of Broadcast Engineers, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, on Monday announced a joint memorandum of understanding with the Department of Defense to allow non-exclusive access to commercial spectrum at 2025-2110 MHz at 26 U.S. military sites.
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TV: The Golden State Voter’s Biggest Sway Player

The broadcast television industry's sales and advertising-focused advocacy group released preliminary data points to share from a forthcoming 2022 Voter Funnel survey looking at media’s influence on voters following the midterm election. Key California statistics were released on Thursday, ahead of a mid-December release of the full report.

FCC Says No To Pole Attachment Proceeding Reconsideration

The full Commission at its November Open Meeting on Thursday denied a petition for reconsideration and an application for review filed by AT&T in a dispute over rates for attaching to utility poles. It's a significant development that could be of interest to the television industry as it impacts cable TV systems.

What Should Broadcasters Have In Their D.C. Regulatory Forecast?

Fletcher Heald & Hildreth partner Frank Montero sat alongside Gray Television SVP/Government Relations & Distribution Robert J. Folliard III, NAB Chief Legal Officer Rick Kaplan, and Beasley Media Group EVP/General Counsel Chris Ornelas at Wednesday's Forecast conference to share how what's happening Inside the Beltway is impacting broadcast media across the U.S.

A DEI Forum From NAB, Leadership Foundation

Creating dialogue and exchanging ideas among broadcast companies regarding talent management, retention and DEI best practices. That was the focus of a Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forum held Tuesday in Washington, hosted by the NAB and the NABLF.
The FCC Seal

A NAL Against A Twin Tiers LPFM Is Canceled

A request to cancel a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture from a low-power religious station serving the Twin Tiers region of Western New York and Pennsylvania has been granted by the FCC's Media Bureau.

FCC to Extend Application Deadline for Fall 2023 Honors Program

The FCC has agreed to extend its deadline for accepting applications from graduating law students and current judicial clerks for its Fall 2023 Attorney Honors Program. Hurricane Nicole is one of the reasons for the extension.

A Prometheus AFR Is Dismissed As Moot

In the eyes of its founders, Prometheus Radio Project is on a mission to support "media democracy" and low-power FM radio. That explains their informal objections to 328 cross-service FM translator applications filed in the FCC's Auction 99 and 100 windows. All but one of those petitions were dismissed. Now, the final petition in that group has been rendered moot.

Judy Woodruff To Depart PBS NewsHour

The anchor and managing editor of what is today known as the PBS NewsHour will exit the anchor desk on Dec. 30 to begin work on a two-year project "to understand better how the American people see their country and whether today’s deep political divisions can be healed." As such, veteran journalist Judy Woodruff is far from retiring.

LeGeyt Words: ‘The Shape of Things To Come’

What were some of the key achievements of the NAB seen under his leadership? What battles still need to be waged in Washington on behalf of its member radio and TV stations? Forecast 2023 attendees will get the exclusive insight into the leadership of Curtis LeGeyt when he sits down with the President of Hearst Television for an exclusive conversation.
Francisco Montero

How Will Voters Impact Broadcasters On Election Day?

What sway could the electorate have on the FCC, and on broadcasting, by turning control of the House of Representatives over to the Republican Party? A Forecast 2023 panel moderated by esteemed communications lawyer Francisco Montero will tackle the timely subject head on.
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FCC’s ‘CEDC’ OKs Digital Equity Best Practices Report

The FCC's Communications Equity and Diversity Council has given an affirmative nod to a report that outlines the most effective ways to prevent digital discrimination and to promote digital equity across the U.S. FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel was pleased with the approval.
David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, speaking at the 2019 Media Finance Focus conference

Watch For The Last-Minute Unfounded Attack Ad

"In this rush to election day, broadcasters need to be on the alert for allegations that an attack ad from a non-candidate group is false or defamatory, because in certain instances, the ad could result in a claim against the broadcaster," esteemed Washington, D.C. communications attorney David Oxenford warns.

A Pinoy Push For Soo Kim’s TEGNA Takeover

Add Kelly Coldiron, Executive Director of the National Federation of Filipino-American Associations, to the list of supporters that want the FCC to approve TEGNA's takeover by Soo Kim-led Standard General.

Rosenworcel Moves To Establish FCC ‘Space Bureau’

The Chairwoman of the FCC has revealed a plan to reorganize the agency to "better support the needs of the growing satellite industry," as well as to promote "long-term technical capacity" at the Commission and navigate 21st century global communications policy. Under the plan, the FCC International Bureau will be transformed.