NAB / National Association of Broadcasters

Morgan Murphy Exec, AM HD Radio Pioneer Tapped To NABPAC

The Director of Business Development for Morgan Murphy Media and the VP/GM of Bryan Broadcasting Corp., the Texas radio station owner seeking FCC regulatory approval of digital-only AM broadcasts, have been elected as co-chairs of the National Association of Broadcasters Political Action Committee (NABPAC).

FCC Seeks Engineers For Honors Program

The Federal Communications Commission is opening a window for applications under its Honors Engineer Program, launched in 2018.  During this window, the Program is open to recent graduates with an engineering degree and current students who will graduate this spring.

MMTC Co-Hosts Dr. King Reception Honoring Conyers

In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) on Wednesday (1/15) co-hosted a film screening and tribute honoring a longtime, trailblazing Detroit Congressman.

Benner On Washington: ‘A Mock Inspection Program Redux

As we enter the 25th year of the existence of the “FCC Compliance Certification Program,” Media Information Bureau featured columnist Ken Benner argues that the program deserves "a realistic review of its history of licensee protection from massive fines, fees, forfeitures and most significantly, legal expenses."
Gavel

License Revocation Comes For A Georgia AM

A silent AM radio station licensed for 10kw of power from 1 tower has just received its death sentence from the Media Bureau and the FCC's Office of the Managing Director. Why? The station's owner, not to be confused with a big licensee involving Apollo Global Management, failed to pay its delinquent regulatory fees owed to the Commission.

Introducing A Big CommLaw Firm’s New Name

When it comes to the more widely known communications law firms with a presence in the Nation's Capital, Wiley Rein LLP is one of industry renown. As of today, this Washington, D.C. legal practice has a new name.

FCC Office of Legislative Affairs To Get A New Director

The Associate Bureau Chief of the Commission's Media Bureau, in his role since April 2019, has been chosen to lead the FCC's Congressional affairs team. This individual served as Deputy Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs during President George W. Bush's first term and worked for Michael Powell following several private sector roles.

House Comm/Tech Democrats To Tackle Media Marketplace Diversity

Don't think the radio and TV stations serving consumers are fully reflective of the communities they are licensed to serve? A House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology legislative hearing scheduled for next week may be just your cup of tea.
Kids & Junk Food

FCC ‘KidVid’ Rule Rewrite Webinar Planned

The Media Bureau will host a webinar later this month reviewing the functionality of, and changes to, the Commission’s revised Children’s Television Programming Report. Here are all of the details for those who wish to participate.

Terry Takes Acting Duties As FCC Diversity Director

Larry Hudson has transitioned to the FCC's Office of Communications Business Opportunities, from the role of Director of the agency's Office of Workplace Diversity. As such, an acting director has been selected for the office by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

This D.C. CommLaw Makes An Urban Investment

One of Washington, D.C.'s most esteemed telecommunications, media, and technology law firms has a new individual serving as its "Of Counsel." It's a Georgetown University Law Center graduate who has clerked for a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals chief judge and is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar.

Starks Selects A New Legal Adviser

Democratic FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks has selected the Senior Advisor for Technology and Telecom at the Washington Bureau of the National Urban League as his new Legal Advisor on media and consumer protection issues.

Repack Lowers TV Station Count As FM Stations Surge

The number of FM translators and boosters increased again, fourth quarter 2019 station totals from the FCC show. However, it is the number of FM commercial and noncomm stations currently licensed for broadcast in the U.S. that is worthy of attention.

Benner On Washington: Tools of Clarity For Everyone

For their Alternative FCC Compliance Inspection tours, hundreds of Radio and TV Public Inspection Files have been prepped, from scratch, by Ken Benner and his wife, Karen —potentially saving millions of dollars in fines and legal expenses for broadcast licensees. In her honor, Ken shares a published newspaper column he wrote back in June of 1988 that contains great advice for 2020.
Erwin Krasnow

Noted D.C. Attorney Erwin Krasnow Retires

One of the nation's foremost communications law attorneys, a fixture in Washington, D.C., since joining Kirkland & Ellis in March 1964 as an associate, has formally announced his retirement.

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