Media Bureau Events and Workshops
August 2, 2012 (Published)
Below is a listing of the tutorials the Media Bureau has conducted on a variety of subjects.
June 27, 2011 (Published)
The Commission's prohibition against the broadcast of hoaxes is set forth at Section 73.1217 of the...
The FCC's Payola Rules
February 24, 2014 (Reviewed)
Background Federal law and FCC rules require that employees of broadcast stations, program...
Loud Commercials and the CALM Act
February 24, 2014 (Updated)
Background Effective December 13, 2012, the FCC's rules require television commercial...
Spam: Unwanted Text Messages and Email
October 20, 2014 (Updated)
Background Many consumers find unwanted texts and email – which can include commercial messages...
Broadcasting Contests, Lotteries, and Solicitation of Funds ...
October 29, 2014 (Updated)
Television or radio stations holding Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses that...
Directory of Media Bureau Pages
October 18, 2011 (Published)
Media Bureau General Questions
May 27, 2011 (Published)
Protecting Your Privacy
March 31, 2014 (Updated)
Background In today’s environment where numerous entities collect and store personal information...
Complaints About Broadcast Advertising
August 8, 2014 (Updated)
The FCC receives numerous complaints from consumers about broadcast advertising. These complaints...