Greg Masters is an experienced regulatory and transactional attorney who advises national, regional, and local media companies on regulatory compliance, structures and negotiates media transactions, and represents media companies in enforcement actions and disputes.
By Gregory Masters on Posted in Broadcast RegulationFM translators have become a more pervasive and important component of terrestrial radio broadcasting than ever before. Aided by the FCC’s AM revitalization initiative and increases in programming services via FM digital multicast streams, the number of authorized translator stations has increased sharply in recent years, as have the opportunities for translator licenses to carry… Continue Reading
By Kathryne Dickerson, Gregory Masters and Kathleen A. Kirby on Posted in Broadcast RegulationOn October 5, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission, as part of its ongoing efforts to revitalize AM radio, released a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking(SFNPRM) seeking comment on revised proposals regarding interference protection to Class A AM stations (so-called “clear channel” stations). The SFNPRM is a follow-up to the Commission’s Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking… Continue Reading
By Gregory Masters and Kathleen Scott on Posted in Broadcast Attribution,Broadcast Regulation,Foreign OwnershipAs we reported back in November, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) issued a Declaratory Ruling announcing that it will consider proposals for foreign investment in the parent company of a broadcast licensee in excess of section 310(b)(4)’s 25% benchmark on a case-by-case basis. This declaratory ruling potentially opens the door for media companies… Continue Reading