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TAB Political Broadcasting Webinar set for Dec. 17

With less than two weeks left in the Texas political candidate filing window, now would be a good time to refresh yourself on the FCC’s political broadcasting regulations.

Most of the rules kick in once a candidate becomes “legally qualified” in the FCC’s eyes, which in Texas means when an individual takes all necessary steps to secure a place on the ballot, be it March or November.

Some would-be candidates have already done that or are doing it right now.

Others will do so sometime between now and when the filing window closes on Dec. 15.

TAB has arranged for a post-filing, end of year review of the FCC’s political broadcast regulations with a special two-hour webinar on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 1-3pm CST (12-2pm MST).

That’s also about a month before the FCC political window opens on Jan. 16 for the March 1 primary election.

There is no registration fee for TAB member station staff, but station employees need to register individually in advance to be ensured a spot for the online presentation.  

The presentation will be live.

An email will be made available for questions to registrants along with log-on instructions prior to the webinar date.

Register here 

The webcast will be archived online and accessible to registered participants for six months, so it’s also crucial to register now even if one misses or will miss the webinar itself due to a schedule conflict.

The presenters are Bobby Baker, chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s political bureau and David Oxenford, an attorney with TAB Associate member law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP.

Baker and Oxenford will cover a number of topics related to the FCC’s political broadcasting regulations.  Topics covered include lowest unit rate, third party issue advertising, reasonable access and equal opportunities, news exceptions, sponsorship identification and public file requirements.

Register now to ensure that you’ll be ready be for the 2016 political season.

Questions? Contact TAB's Michael Schneider or call (512) 322-9944.

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