TDGA Broadcast Legal Advisories

  • 07/18/16 - Legal Issues for Broadcasters – Updates on Pending Matters
  • 07/14/16 - Auxiliary Frequency Coordination Provisions for Political Coverage Announced
  • 07/11/16 - Avoid Olympic Hassles – Trademark and Other Legal Protections Limit the Use of Olympics, Paralympics and Related Terms
  • 07/09/16 -Pursestrings 2016: New Application Fee Schedule Announced
  • 07/01/16 - Appearances by Political Candidates on Talk Program Exempt from Equal Opportunities

Sales Department Items From The Corner of Advertiser & Agency



Providing Traffic, Continuity and Sales with an inside look at developments from the Agency shops; or via Advertisers. It's a quick read of what's happening and who's involved in the latest advertising news.

  • 07/25/16 - MetLife Parting Ways With Snoopy
  • 07/25/16 - CP+B Launches Pizza Payback for a Guilty Domino's
  • 07/25/16 - Survey: Digital is Critical; Monitioring ROI is Hard
  • 07/25/16 - Commonwealth, McCann, Chevy Mock Advertising's Millennial Stereotyping
  • 07/25/16 - Accounts On The Move (Monday Mornming Feature From
  • 07/22/16 - IPG's UM Retains BMW's $300 Million U.S. Media Account
  • 07/22/16 - Chick-fil-A Creative From Richards Group to McCann After 22 Years
  • 07/22/16 - Leo Burnett Blends National Anthems for Samsung 
  • 07/22/16 - Programmatic To Account For Up to 50% of TV Ad Investment in 2017 

Important Traffic, Bookkeeping, Filing & Meeting Dates



Monday, July 25, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

  • Democratic National Convention (July 25th–28th)
  • Class C and D AM stations - End of window for Class C and D AM station licensees to file applications to relocate FM translators as much as 250 miles to serve their AM stations.

Friday, July 29, 2016

  • IRS: Deposit Payroll Tax for Payments on July 23  - 26 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies
  • Eligible Television Stations - Requests to receive compensation for retransmissions of over-the-air television signals by cable and satellite systems should be filed with the Copyright Royalty Board.
  • Class A & B AM stations, and any Class C or D Stations which did not file in earlier translator filing window should file to relocate FM translators as much as 250 miles away to serve their AM Stations.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

  • 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 any September 13th  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 (if necessary) to be held on September 13, 2016   Primary elections are scheduled  in Delaware, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island on September 13, 2016.

Sunday, July 31, 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 -