The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

FCC Enforcement Actions – an Analysis of Broadcast Violations

originally streamed Feb. 28, 2013


This webinar, jointly presented by a representative of the FCC and an SBE technical presenter, reviews the most common violations committed by broadcasters, categorizes them into groups and explores how to prevent them.

Key topics covered:

  • FCC Enforcement Actions
  • An analysis of the FCC’s top 10 violations
  • Steps to an appropriate response for NOV/NAL
  • Preventing violations and verifying compliance
  • Q&A time

Why You Should Attend

This webinar proves valuable to stations and its employees as it demonstrates how the FCC rules are applied, and not just read. In addition, it helps attendees understand the FCC’s priorities, and helps identify the best way to prepare for possible FCC enforcement actions.

About Your Instructor

Dennis BaldridgeDennis Baldridge, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT, has been working in the field of broadcasting for over 30 years. He is a Senior Member of the SBE, holds an FCC Lifetime General License (formerly a First Class FCC License) and Amateur Radio Extra Class License (K0DB). Baldridge holds a Masters of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) and teaches science courses for Upper Iowa University. As owner of Baldridge Communications, LLC, he works as a contract engineer and has also authored several articles for Radio Guide.

Baldridge has been associated with the Alternate Inspection Program of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for the past four years. His focus has been helping stations verify substantial compliance to the FCC rules through the use of the FCC’s Self-Inspection Checklists.

Joining Dennis Baldridge in presenting this webinar is James Roop, who is the FCC district director for the Chicago Field Office.


SBE Recertification Credit

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

Registration and Pricing

SBE Members and MemberPlus Members: FREE Non-Members: $ 92 Register Now

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

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