In this week’s edition: 

The coronavirus epidemic is continuing to turn all of our lives upside down. How can broadcasters ensure we can stay on the air, continue providing information to our communities and keep our staff and families safe, while vacating crowded studios and following new guidelines for social distancing?

This week, we continue our special series of Top of the Tower Podcasts addressing the many questions broadcasters are facing right now.

Today, a conversation with Melodie Virtue, principal at Foster Garvey PC in Washington, who spoke to us from her home office about all the regulatory issues broadcasters need to be considering right now.

What happens if you have to go silent, for instance – and what if that’s during renewal time? Do you still need to get your public file updated? What will become of the FM auction that’s now been postponed from April until… sometime in the future?

We tackle those questions, and many more – and we’ll plan to have Melodie back with us soon to answer more regulatory what-ifs as they develop.

What questions do you have right now about how to make remote studios work, how to keep revenue flowing in challenging business times, and about how we can all stay sane while we serve our communities? Bring them on – we’ll try to get you some answers!

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