Dates and events you need to know

FCC Consumer Advisory Committee Meeting
Date: Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST
Location: FCC Headquarters, Room TW-C30S
Among the topics to be discussed at the meeting is digital closed captioning and video description.
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DTS waiver policy proposal deadline
Date: Dec. 14
The FCC will accept proposals for waivers of its distributed transmission system policy to let stations use DTS if it lets them continue serving analog viewers in areas that otherwise would lose digital television service.
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2009 Biennial filing deadline for revised broadcast ownership Form 323
Filing Deadline: Dec. 15
Broadcast licensees are required to file the revised FCC Form 323 broadcast ownership report no later than Dec. 15, 2009. According to the bureau, it plans to post online frequently asked questions and answers regarding the new report. Questions regarding the form can be sent to
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FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council meeting
Date: Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. EST
Location: FCC Meeting Room TW-C305
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SCBA Winter Convention
Date: Jan. 14-15, 2010
Location: South Carolina Broadcasters Association will hold its winter convention at the Embassy Suites, in Columbia, SC.
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NRB 2010 Expo
Date: Feb.27-March 2, 2010
Location: Nashville, TN
The National Religious Broadcasters will hold its annual convention and exposition in Nashville.
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Great LakesBroadcasting Conference & Expo
Date: March 2-3, 2010
Location: Lansing Center, Lansing, MI
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Date: April 12-15
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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