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FCC Regulatory Fees Due By September 28 and Can Be Paid Now

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Back to News FCC Regulatory Fees Due By September 28 and Can Be Paid Now September 9, 2022 MAB Washington Counsel David Oxenford advises that the due date for regulatory fees has been set by the FCC. Fees can be paid now, and must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on September 28. The…

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September Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters: Reg Fees, Foreign Government Program Certifications, Final Chance to Claim Reimbursement for Repacking Expenses, Comments on ATSC 3.0 and FTC Advertising Inquiry, and More

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As summer begins to wind down, just like the rest of the world, the FCC and other government agencies seem to pick up speed on long delayed actions.  Broadcasters can anticipate increased regulatory activity in the coming months.  For September, there are a few dates to which all broadcasters should pay attention, and a few that will be of relevance to a more limited group.

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Majority of House of Representatives Now Cosponsoring Local Radio Freedom Act

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The NAB announced that a bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives are now cosponsoring the Local Radio Freedom Act, 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 222 cosponsors in the House and 28 in the Senate.

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