The Federal Communications Commission has extended the due date for FY 2021 regulatory fees to Monday night Sept. 27.
It’s a three-day extension and it applies to all annual regulatory fee payors. The announcement did not provide a reason.
Fees have been in the news in our industry because the commission had planned to raise them for most radio and TV stations, but it backed away from that after getting strong pushback from the industry.
RabbitEars is now reporting that KPTV and KPDX are now owned by Gray TV, so I think we can reliably assume that the Meredith sale to Gray is now all but official. No evidence of the change on air yet, but I’d guess that the handoff will probably happen at the end of the month. Also, All Access is reporting that Liberty Media has sold off its entire stake iHeart. That all but rules out Liberty as the potential buyer for iHeart. That deal was reported to the FCC and FTC as taking place on 5 October.