Legal & Compliance

Helping stations stay in compliance with FCC rules and regulations is one of the IBA’s top priorities.  Among the legal and regulatory services available to IBA member stations are:

AMBER Alert Program
Learn more about the AMBER program, along with the critical role Iowa broadcasters play in the safe recovery of missing children.

Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP)
The IBA’s inspection program helps stations stay in compliance with FCC regulations and protects them from routine FCC inspections

IBA Job Bank
Our  Iowa online Job Bank allows members to post job openings and evaluate resumes posted by job seekers

Iowa and Washington Legal Hotlines
IBA members can get answers to their legal questions about FCC rules and regulations, as well as Iowa advertising and employment law questions.  To ask a legal question through the IBA Iowa Legal Hotline, please call the Association at 515-224-7237or email the Association at and you will be connected with an attorney. 

Legal & Regulatory Updates
Continually updated information on FCC broadcast rules and important legal issues.

Political Broadcast Rules
2022 Updated Nuts 'N Bolts
Detailed primer of rules for political advertising, including lowest unit charge, equal opportunity, and sponsorship identification requirements.