WASHINGTON, D.C.—Five years ago, Womble Bond Dickinson’s John Garziglia contributed an article for Radio Ink’s 20th-anniversary issue looking ahead to the next 10 years in radio. Now, with the publication celebrating its 25th anniversary, Garziglia has revisited his predictions and offers an updated look at what he sees for the industry’s next decade.

Garziglia’s predictions on the top 10 legal/regulatory issues facing the radio industry in the next 10 years are as follows:

  1. Music rights issues;
  2. The automobile dashboard and more;
  3. FM translator interference;
  4. RF noise;
  5. Foreign ownership
  6. FCC rule removal;
  7. AM all-HD digital operations;
  8. License renewals;
  9. Radio ownership limits; and
  10. Radio as a separately regulated entity.

To learn more about each of these topics, click here to read John Garziglia’s “10 Regulatory Issues for the Next 10 Years” in Radio Ink.

John Garziglia represents radio and television broadcasters, offering personalized assistance in all areas of communications and telecommunications law including transactional and contract negotiations for broadcast station mergers and acquisitions, the securing of financing, governmental auctions of new frequencies, license renewals, new stations applications, facility changes, facility upgrades, licensing, and compliance with FCC rules, regulations and policies.