Beginning February 1, 2021, David Oxenford of the Washington DC law firm of Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP will be our new “hotline” attorney for FCC issues.  Feel free to call or email David with general questions about FCC legal issues, and he will try to help you – at no charge to the station.  Keep the questions general, as the hotline is not meant to review specific copy for ads or other broadcast material.  The firm will not be acting as your attorneys so don’t give away confidential business plans as there is no attorney-client privilege that will cover any communications you have.  But if you have general questions about what FCC forms are used to get approval for a change at your station; general questions about political broadcasting, EEO or whether certain types of advertising is permissible under FCC rules; questions about what a particular FCC proceeding is all about and how it might affect stations like yours; or other general compliance questions that should be able to be answered in a quick call or email, feel free to get in touch with David.

Many of you may be familiar with David, as he has attended several of our past conventions.  He works with many other state associations and is a regular speaker at state and national broadcast conventions.  He has many years of experience representing broadcasters in Washington, and is very familiar with the issues that you face.  You may also have seen David Oxenford’s blog addressing broadcast legal issues that is read by many broadcasters on a regular basis, and is often quoted in the trade press – the Broadcast Law Blog,

David’s Contact Information:​

David D. Oxenford
Wilkinson ) Barker ) Knauer ) LLP
1800 M Street, NW
Suite 800N
Washington,      DC           20036
Tel:         202.383.3337
Main:    202.783.4141