The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

The Nuts and Bolts of the FCC FM Allocation Procedures

Instructional Method: Online, On-Demand Webinar


The FCC publishes a self-inspection checklist for TV and radio stations to help them ascertain their level of compliance with the FCC rules and regulations. An affirmative response to all 100+ questions in the list implies substantial compliance. This webinar covers the purpose, scope and limitations of the self-inspection checklist. It also addresses the technical and non-technical aspects, as well as the public inspection file, antenna structures, the Emergency Alert System and more.

Why You Should Attend

Participants will benefit by having the ability to verify substantial compliance with the FCC rules and regulations for the radio and TV stations they serve, making them better equipped to serve the facilities.

What Participants Thought

“Great overview. Time well spent. Thanks!”

“Very nice presentation. With four years as an ABIP inspector, I still found helpful tips in the information. Thank you!”

About Your Instructor – Dennis Baldridge, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT

Dennis BaldridgeDennis Baldridge has been working in the field of broadcasting for over 30 years and is Senior member of the SBE. He holds an FCC Lifetime General License (formerly a First Class FCC License) and Amateur Radio Extra Class License (K0DB). Baldridge holds a 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. In addition, he holds a PhD in music, teaches conducting and music history, and directs a youth orchestra.

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 though the use of the FCC’s Self-Inspection Checklists. Personal goals include educating broadcasters to help them understand the FCC’s requirements.

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. 


This webinar is approximately 1 hour 48 minutes long.

SBE Members: $62

SBE MemberPlus Members FREE

Non-Members: $92

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Bring this Presenter to Your Area

The Society of Broadcast Engineers is working with select industry professionals, including Dennis Baldridge, to be a part of the new SBE Technical Presenters Group. For a reasonable fee and travel expenses, groups such as state broadcasters associations, broadcasting companies, SBE chapters and others have the opportunity to include one of these speakers in their next engineering conference, or as a trainer for their engineering staff. Speakers from the SBE Technical Presenters Group are generally available to speak across the country. Click here for details on how to confirm Dennis Baldridge at your program.


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