The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

FCC Compliance: Preparing Your Station for a Violation-Free New Year

Available ON DEMAND after November 10, 2022 

This webinar is not so much a review of 2022 but instead a look-ahead to the compliance issues that broadcast engineers should think about as the calendar turns to 2023: EAS functionality and testing, technical record keeping, station identification, tower lighting & marking, C-band dish reimbursement, license accuracy, online public inspection files, etc.  If there are any broad topics you think warrant discussion during the presentation, please don’t hesitate to make suggestions!

Your Instructors

Steve Hartzell, Esq., Brooks Pierce

Stephen HartzellAs an FCC and communications lawyer, Stephen Hartzell advises broadcasters and other FCC-regulated businesses on a host of compliance matters, and he routinely provides all the same services as his colleagues who practice at DC-based communications firms. He maintains productive relationships with members of the FCC staff. His practice focuses on providing operational advice, including FCC licensing, enforcement issues, EAS, political programming, sponsorship identification/payola, the FCC’s EEO rules, broadcast station ownership, closed captioning and other accessibility issues, children’s television programming, and indecency and other programming content issues.

Patrick Cross, Esq., Brooks Pierce

Patrick CrossPatrick represents media and broadcasting companies and radio and television stations in resolving issues regarding FCC regulatory compliance, FCC enforcement matters, programming, licensing, technical matters, copyright and other intellectual property matters, ownership, and a variety of other issues. Patrick has been practicing law since 2016 and clerked for two federal judges prior to joining Brooks Pierce’s Communications Practice.

Prior to his legal career, Patrick spent seven years touring the world as the lead guitarist and tour manager for an eleven-member musical act.

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of a webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications.

Registration and Pricing

This webinar will be approximately 90 minutes long. 

SBE Members: $62
MemberPlus Members FREE
Non-Members: $92

Registration Link


If you have questions regarding this course, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.

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