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He is a veteran radio and television attorney, as well as a frequent writer on issues impacting the broadcast industry.
John has represented radio and television broadcasters for almost thirty years, offering personalized assistance in all areas of communications and telecommunications law including transactional and contract negotiations for broadcast station mergers and acquisitions, governmental auctions of new frequencies, license renewals, new stations applications, facility changes, facility upgrades, licensing, and compliance with FCC rules, regulations and policies. John successfully represented numerous applicants in administrative hearing litigation before the FCC in acquiring new station authorizations. John participated in the drafting of an amendment to the Communication Act that allowed a limited number of AM daytime-only stations a preference for full-time service on the AM expanded band. He was the author of the petition for rule making to the FCC that resulted in creation of the Class C3 classification for FM stations allowing many former Class A stations the opportunity to upgrade, and obtained on behalf of a client the Class C0 classification for FM stations which allowed a similar upgrade opportunity for many FM stations. John successfully prosecuted an FM translator application that resulted in the “Mattoon Waiver” allowing for more expansive moves of transmittor sites. John is a member of the prestigious International Broadcasters Idea Bank, and an associate member of the Association of Federal Communications Commission Engineers.
Federal Communication Commission Regulation and Licensing
Radio and Television Law
Communications Technology and Mass Media
Prior Legal Experience
Prior Business Experience