In a yuletide tradition that goes back farther than any of us can remember, each December Pillsbury releases its Broadcasters’ Calendar cataloging the regulatory dates and deadlines facing broadcasters in the coming year. This past December was no different, with the publication of the 2022 edition of the Pillsbury Broadcasters’ Calendar. Covering the entire year rather than just a month at a time (ever been blindsided when you flipped to the next month in your calendar only to discover an important deadline falls on the first of the month?), the Broadcasters’ Calendar gives broadcasters the regulatory landscape for the entire year ahead.
And it promises to be an interesting year, with the FCC potentially gaining a fifth commissioner, “no-longer-Acting and now permanent” FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel having the opportunity to place her imprint more firmly upon the FCC, and the 2022 elections having a big say in how the FCC is treated on Capitol Hill thereafter. Stay tuned for these and other developments, but in the meantime, take a look at the 2022 Pillsbury Broadcasters’ Calendar. In a year that will likely be full of unexpected developments, knowing what won’t be a surprise is uniquely reassuring.