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Noncommercial Stations Beware: When ‘Underwriting’ Spots Turn into Advertising, a Big Penalty Can Follow

By Matt McCormick and Peter Tannenwald on Feb 06, 2018 04:38 pm

Many noncommercial educational (NCE) stations – and their lawyers – were caught by surprise last week when the FCC issued a $115,000 civil penalty against an NCE licensee. The Cesar Chavez Foundation (CCF) was hit for running underwriting spots promoting for-profit entities. CCF agreed to the monetary penalty as part of an FCC approved consent...… Continue Reading


Upcoming FCC Deadlines February 2018 – March 2018

By FHH Law on Feb 06, 2018 01:28 pm

Do you know what FCC filing deadlines are in the coming months? We do. Time to mark up calendars so you’re not late on these important deadlines. Call FHH if you have trouble meeting this deadlines or need assistance. February 9 –  Revising Requirements for “Twilight Towers” –  Comments are due with regard to the Public...… Continue Reading



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