John Garziglia Discusses FCC Rules Regarding Broadcasting Recorded Phone Calls Over the Radio Airwaves with Radio Ink
October 22, 2012
Hidden camera video is a staple of television news shows, such as “Primetime: What Would You do?” But if radio stations broadcast recorded conversations without the other party’s consent, they can get in trouble.
Is this a double standard? Absolutely, says Womble Carlyle telecom attorney John Garziglia. But he said radio news reporters and station directors need to be aware of the specific FCC rule prohibiting broadcasting telephone conversations without the other party’s consent.
In addition, audio recordings can present other legal challenges. Garziglia discusses the range of legal issues surrounding audio recordings and radio broadcast in the current issue of Radio Ink magazine.
John Garziglia represents radio and television broadcasters, offering personalized assistance in all areas of communications and telecommunications law including transactional and contract negotiations for broadcast station mergers and acquisitions, the securing of financing, governmental auctions of new frequencies, license renewals, new stations applications, facility changes, facility upgrades, licensing, and compliance with FCC rules, regulations and policies.