Avoiding Underwriting Fines

Two community radio stations landed big fines. How do you dodge the same fate?

You can read the FCC consent decree here. In short, the Commission levied $115,000 in fines for flagrant violations of the underwriting rules. Calls, to action, mentioning price points and qualitative statements were among the issues cited.

NFCB members have access to the Solution Center, where NFCB staffers and legal experts have carefully vetted, curated, and developed a host of guides, templates and other resources. In addition, NFCB’s Underwriting  Guide spells it out in very clear language.

Finally, NFCB’s Public Radio Legal Handbook provides chapter and verse if you want to dive deeper.

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2018-02-02T22:58:01+00:00By |