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John Garziglia in Radio World: Looking Back at Seven Years of AM Revitalization

Oct 08 2020
With the FCC’s Notice for Proposed Rulemaking, which was intended to revitalize AM radio, now seven years old, Radio World took an in-depth look at how well those efforts have worked. Womble Bond Dickinson Telecom attorney John Garziglia, who has closely observed the FCC’s revitalization efforts and advocated for AM stations, was one of the industry insiders interviewed for the special report.

John Garziglia in Radio Ink: Supreme Court to Consider Media Ownership Rules in Prometheus IV Review

Oct 05 2020
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a potential landmark case on radio and television ownership rules. Womble Bond Dickinson Telecom attorney John Garziglia has been following the Prometheus IV case closely and has written a new headline article on the latest developments for Radio Ink (with helpful editing assistance from Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Marjorie Spivak).

FCC Extends Staff Teleworking Period; Gregg Skall Discusses with Communications Daily

Jul 28 2020
The FCC continues to adapt its operations so that the agency can continue to provide important services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest move is to allow teleworking FCC employees to continue working from home into 2021. In addition, the agency has delayed its move to its new headquarters until September due to staff health and safety concerns. Womble Bond Dickinson Telecom attorney Gregg Skall, who regularly works with the FCC on behalf of industry clients, discussed these latest developments with Communications Daily.

John Garziglia in Radio Ink: FCC Holding Radio Stations Accountable on Immediately Uploading Political Time Purchase Information to FCC Online Public Files

Jul 27 2020
Radio stations should be on notice for the 2020 election advertising cycle: the FCC is serious about enforcing its rule that political advertising requests must be immediately uploaded to the FCC’s online public files. In a new Radio Ink article, Womble Bond Dickinson Telecom attorney John Garziglia writes about the latest developments.

John Garziglia Discusses FM Translator Geo-Targeting Proposal on In Focus Podcast

Jul 08 2020
As GeoBroadcast Solutions seeks FCC approval to broadcast original, localized content via FM booster stations, a group of 24 radio broadcast licensees represented by Womble Bond Dickinson telecom attorney John Garziglia says the same opportunities also should apply to FM translators. The licensees, known collectively as Broadcasters for Limited Program Orientation, have filed a petition with the FCC asking that the opportunities to broadcast different or original geo-targeted programming under consideration for FM boosters also be extended to FM translator stations. Garziglia joined Radio + Television Business Report’s In Focus podcast to discuss the proposal and issues surrounding geo-targeted programming.

Radio World Reports on John Garziglia FM Translator Petition to FCC

Jun 30 2020
Recently, Womble Bond Dickinson attorney John Garziglia represented a group of 24 radio broadcast licensees in petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to approve the use of their FM translators to originate limited localized content. Radio World has a new report on the proposal and the debate surrounding it.