TDGA Broadcast Legal Advisories

Commercial / Noncommercial Broadcasters: Meeting the New Radio-TV Public Inspection File Requirements

July 10th Reminder- Broadcast Issues/Programs List; Online Public File Reminder, Chiuldren's Programming, Commercial Limits and Class-A Eligibility - July 11th (Monday) if you still file using BPIF System

  • 06/14/16 - Court Upholds FCC Internet Reclassification For Net Neutrality
  • 06/10/16 - Candidate Ads Without Candidate’s Voice or Image – What's a Station to Do?
  • 06/08/16 - New FCC Electronic Comment Filing System Scheduled To Launch on June 20th
  • 06/07/16 - Using Text Messages in Promotions and Contests? – Make Sure You Know TCPA Obligations

Sales Department Items From The Corner of Advertiser & Agency



  • 06/28/16 - Arnold, Reese's Test How A Winter Olympian Would Fare at Rio
  • 06/28/16 - Teens Get First Cars in Michelin Spot
  • 06/28/16 - Grey Turns Papa John's John Schnatter Into A Ghostbuster
  • 06/28/16 - Bud Light Calls For Equal Pay With the Help of Amy Schumer, Seth Rogen  0
  • 6/28/16 - Report: Online Ads To Hit $285B by 2020
  • 06/27/16 - Accounts On The Move (Monday Feature from MediaPost)
    • OGX and Maui Moisture -Connectivity Agency 
    • YWCA Montreal - DDB Canada  
    • Lenovo - Cargo 
    • Dunkin' Donuts in Northern and Central California
    • FIA Formula E Championship - GMR Marketing 
  • 06/27/16 - NBCU Integrates Sponsor Into Bravo Star’s Mouth
  • 06/27/16 - Stella Artois Hosts Summer Fun
  • 06/27/16 - JCPenny, McGarryBowen Champion All Body Types
  • 06/27/16 -Barnes & Noble To Create A New Restaurant Concept
  • 06/27/16 - Disney Channel Woos Millennial Family With Remake of Class Film Favorite
  • 06/27/16 - Ad Trend Spends of 2015 
  • 06/27/16 - Millennials More Personalized Ad Receptive Than Older Generations
  • 06/24/16 - Ad Industry Reacts To Brexit, Will London Remain Europe's Ad Capital?
  • 06/24/16 - MC Hammer Raps About Home Buying for Trulia
  • 06/24/16 - Opinion: Creative Needs To Find Its Place Among the Machines
  • 06/24/16 - George Hamilton Signs On As a Colonel for KFC in Latest Spots from W+K 
  • 06/24/16 - W+K Portland Helps Danny Glover Talk About Time for Samsung Galaxy S7  

Important Traffic, Bookkeeping, Filing & Meeting Dates



Monday, June 27, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

  • PRIMARY ELECTION DATE For Congressional Candidates & Statewide Offices in Colorado

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

  • IRS: Deposit Payroll Tax for Payments on June 22 - 24 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.
  • POLITICAL WINDOWS OPEN : Commercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations and AM and FM Radio Stations that sell time to candidates for federal, state, and local races to be decided by a  primary election, caucus, or primary runoff election. Primary elections are scheduled in Hawaii on August 13, 2016.  These election dates were identified based on information we found on certain state or territory websites as of our early publication date. It is important to remember that many primary and caucus dates are subject to change, and there may be other Lowest Unit Rate periods for state and local elections that are not identified on this calendar.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

  • IRS: File Form 2290 and pay the tax on any vehicle put into service during May 2016
  • FINAL DAY OF JUNE 2016 On the Standard Gregorian Calendar

 Friday, July 1, 2016

  • FIRST DAY OF JULY 2016 On the Standard Gregorian Calendar
  • IRS: Deposit Payroll Tax for Payments on June 25-28 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.
  • Canada Day
  • Memorial Day (Newfoundland & Labrador)

Saturday, July 2, 2016

  • POLITICAL WINDOW OPENS: Commercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations and AM and FM Radio Stations that sell time to candidates for federal, state, and local races to be decided by any August 16th primary election, caucus, or  primary runoff election. Begin charging Lowest Unit Rates to political candidates who are running in primary elections, caucuses, or primary runoff elections to be held on August 16, 2016.  Primary elections are scheduled in Alaska and Wyoming, and a primary runoff election (if necessary) is scheduled in South  Dakota on August 16, 2016.
  • Lailat al-Qadr (muslim)

Monday, July 4, 2016


Recommended Reading, Articles, Blogs & Columns

The Family of Political Certified Traffic Specialists Keeps Growing As The Political Certification Study Guides & Exams Focu8s on The General Elections November 8th




We're  pleased to introduce you to the latest Political Certified Traffic Specialists on our Website. We'll offer updates regularly on our newesr Certified Specialists  in the Monday Morning Wraps Email. (or Read an Expanded article on our website Traffic in the Traffic Digest. section this Monday. Meanwhile, The TDGA Political Study Guide (68 Pages) is in place for Member's Access. The entire program is free (to Members Only) courtesy of TDGA. It's another Member benefit built into your highly affordable Annual Dues, when you join TDGA.  Course Info Now Posted in Member's Resource Library -