OAB News Archive

Broadcast Deadlines

Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

Upcoming FCC Broadcast and Telecom Deadlines for December – February

December 1, 2021

Biennial Ownership Reports – All licensees and entities holding an attributable interest in a licensee of one or more AM, FM, TV, Class A television, and/or Low Power TV (LPTV) stations must file a biennial ownership report reflecting information as of October 1,

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2021 Biennial Ownership Reports

Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

It’s that time of (every other) year again – The FCC announced that the filing window has opened and Biennial Ownership reports are due Wednesday, December 1st 2021.

Every odd-numbered year, the FCC collects information about the owners of commercial and noncommercial licensees of broadcast stations.

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Coalition Supporting Local Radio Freedom Act Grows in House, Senate

Posted On: Oct 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC — Twelve members of the House of Representatives and one Senator have added their support to a resolution opposing “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which signals members of Congress’s opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for music airplay, now has 124 cosponsors in the House and 15 in the Senate….