FCC Seeks Comment On Use of “Last-in-First-Out” Method for Selling Political Ads

By | WileyonMedia | January 29, 2015
FCC Seeks Comment On Use of “Last-in-First-Out” Method for Selling Political Ads

The FCC’s Media Bureau issued a Public Notice today seeking comment on a petition for declaratory ruling urging the Commission to prohibit stations’ use of the Last-In-First-Out (or “LIFO”) method of selling preemptible advertising time to political candidates or, if not prohibited, to require that stations using the LIFO method always give political candidates preemption priority over commercial advertisers.  Comments are due March 2, 2015, and replies are due March 17, 2015.

More Big Penalties for Use of Emergency Alert System Tones in Non-Emergency Programming

By | Broadcast Law Blog | January 26, 2015
More Big Penalties for Use of Emergency Alert System Tones in Non-Emergency Programming

The FCC seems to be making another statement – releasing one decision upholding two very large fines against major cable programmers for improper use of EAS tones in ads for a movie, while just two days later releasing another decision approving a consent decree with a broadcaster imposing a penalty and monitoring conditions for using those tones in a radio show.