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FCC Enforcement Actions - an Analysis of Broadcast Violations

Instructional Method: Online, On-Demand Webinar

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Why You Should Attend

About Your Instructors

SBE Recertification Credit

Registration and Pricing

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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 Instructors   

Dennis Baldridge

Dennis 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   

This webinar is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes long.

SBE Members: $62

SBE MemberPlus Members FREE

Non-Members: $92

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More information about registering using the SBE MemberPlus benefit

All SBE webinars, including new webinars presented in 2020, are included at no additional cost for members who renew or join using the $175 SBE Member Plus membership option.  Through this option you get access to all archived SBE webinars and any new live webinars SBE presents through March 31, 2021, all for no extra cost. Members can renew and newcomers may join online at the SBE website using the SBE MemberPlus option.

Access to the SBE webinars through the SBE MemberPlus program is limited to the MemberPlus-purchaser only.  You are not permitted to distribute, sell, copy, share, project or otherwise make the webinars available to any other individual or group without express written permission by the SBE.

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.


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