AFCCE News & Events
May 03

May 2018 Luncheon Meeting

Friday, May 18, 2018

Streamlining the FM Translator Rules

Larry Walke
Associate General Counsel,
National Association of Broadcasters

Mr. Walke will give a presentation on the recent FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Streamlining the FM Translator Rules.

The growth in the number of FM translator stations has led to an increasing number of interference disputes between translator stations and full-service stations. However, resolving these fact-intensive disputes can currently be quite time-consuming. The measures proposed in the NPRM are designed to streamline the resolution of such interference complaints, strike an appropriate balance between the interests of translator stations and other licensees, and conserve licensee resources. This proposed NPRM is on the agenda for the FCC’s May 10th Open Meeting. A copy of the draft NPRM can be found here.

Mr. Walke joined the National Association of Broadcasters in October 2001 as associate general counsel. While at NAB, Larry has focused his efforts on safeguarding broadcasters’ spectrum, radio issues, the emergency alert system, Equal Employment Opportunity, license renewals, retransmission consent and various advertising issues, including political broadcasting.

Larry began his legal career at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where he worked on a broad range of broadcast and cable television policy issues during the FCC’s implementation of the 1992 Cable Act and the 1996 Telecommunications Act. In 1997, Larry became an associate with the law firm of Swidler Berlin, LLP, where he represented competitive local and long-distance telecommunications companies. Larry moved to Winstar Communications in 1999 as regulatory counsel.

You can register for the meeting below.

If you have ideas for luncheon programs, please contact Martin Doczkat at [email protected].

Networking starts at 11:45 AM with Lunch beginning at 12:30 PM

Parking Changes:

The Holiday Inn has recently installed gates on the parking garages. Parking for the meeting is still free. Please take a ticket on your way in. You will need this ticket along with a validation ticket you will get at the meeting that will be used as the payment on your way out of the garage.

Luncheon meetings are open only to AFCCE members and their guests. The cost of the luncheon is $55.00 per person or $65.00 for reservations not received prior to the deadline.

Please RSVP online with the form below by 5 pm Monday, May 14th. To RSVP directly to John Reiser by phone at (703) 780-4824, or email [email protected].

All reservations requests and online payments will be confirmed by an email message or phone call. If you do not receive a confirmation email please email [email protected] to verify it was received.

Meeting Location
Holiday Inn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209

Driving Directions: The Holiday Inn provides free parking however, they have recently installed gates on the parking garage. You will need to take a ticket on the way into the garage and get it validated at the meeting.

Metro: The Holiday Inn is two blocks north of the Rosslyn Metro Station – Orange, Blue and Silver lines. Exit the station through the “back door” (up the stairs) and turn right onto North Fort Myer Drive.
Map & Directions

Lunch Menu

If you have special dietary requirements or allergies, please send a separate email to [email protected].

Main Course (Select one choice for all attendees in the form below)
Chicken Breast Marsala
Stir-Fry Vegetables (Vegan)

Tossed Salad
Apple Pie