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Erwin Krasnow

Noted D.C. Attorney Erwin Krasnow Retires

One of the nation's foremost communications law attorneys, a fixture in Washington, D.C., since joining Kirkland & Ellis in March 1964 as an associate, has formally announced his retirement.
Erwin Krasnow

Seven Questions with Erwin Krasnow

Current company: Garvey Schubert Barer Position: Partner and Co-Chair, Communications Group Location: Washington, DC Born: Brooklyn, NY Bred: Fall River, MA (“City of Hills, Mills and Unpaid Bills”) Personal...

Erwin Krasnow to receive Quaal Award

Washington-based communications attorney Erwin G. Krasnow of Garvey Schubert Barer will be receiving the 2011 Ward L. Quaal Pioneer Award at the NAB convention...

Cavell, Krasnow leading AM tower session at NAB

The NAB Radio Show will include a session discussing the technical and legal regulations broadcasters need to know when renting out AM tower space....

After Short ‘Restricted Probation,’ Wahl Returns To WQZS

A 70-year old owner of a Pennsylvania radio station in November was placed on a three-year “restricted probation” for a series of criminal sexual acts at a sentencing hearing that could save him from a FCC license revocation hearing. This included wearing an electronic monitor for a four-month period. Now, he's back behind the mic in his longtime morning shift.
Erwin Krasnow

How To Gauge The Real State of a Station’s Technical Facilities

Cavell, Mertz & Associates President Garrison Cavell and retired attorney Erwin Krasnow have made suggestions on assessing station potential from the technical side and deciphering station coverage maps. They then explored treasures that might be found in Cyberspace. Today, they take a look at tire kicking.
John A. Knab of Foster Garvey

The Dollars and Cents Importance of Maintaining Company Records

It may seem obvious that corporations in the broadcasting field need to keep their records in order and up to date. According to communications law experts John A. Knab and Erwin G. Krasnow, it is not only surprising how many fail in this enterprise, but also how much it ends up costing them.

A MMTC Salute To ‘Champions of Digital Equality’

What do the father of a former FCC Commissioner and interim Chairman, a current FCC Commissioner, and a now-retired highly esteemed communications law of counsel for Foster Garvey have in common? All are "champions of digital equality," and were honored Wednesday for their efforts by the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council.
Roger Wahl [Photo: Somerset Daily American file]

Radio Station Owner Gets ‘Restricted Probation’ In Lurid Sex Case

A 70-year old owner of a radio station serving a rural portion of Western Pennsylvania to the southeast of Pittsburgh on Monday was placed on a three-year "restricted probation" for a series of criminal sexual acts at a sentencing hearing that could save him from a FCC license revocation hearing.
Erwin Krasnow

Tips on Selecting and Working with a Media Broker

Many people in the market to sell or buy a broadcast station make use of the expert services of a media broker. Their special knowledge can be extremely beneficial to the client who contracts for their services. Now-retired communications transaction expert Erwin Krasnow takes an in-depth look at just what a contract with a broker should contain in this encore Media Information Bureau column.

Could A Wahl Withdrawal Keep His Pennsylvania FM in the Family?

EXCLUSIVE: A radio personality and station owner in Southwestern Pennsylvania known locally as “The Commander” was to be sentenced today on felony rape charges. That didn't happen, because the man late last week filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea. Why? He's still willing to plead guilty, but without one key charge.

As Expected, FCC Kills FM’s Sale To Sister of Now-Felon Licensee

One week ago, RBR+TVBR learned that a Keystone State radio station owner was ready to plead guilty to felony rape charges. That transpired July 8, putting the transfer of his Class A FM to his adult daughter, made June 1, in question. The FCC had approved the deal, which awaited closing, ahead of the conviction. On Monday, the Commission changed its mind.

With Felony Rape Pleading Expected, FM Owner Shifts License To Daughter

The attorney representing the woman that's at the center of the investigation tells RBR+TVBR the licensee of a radio station in Pennsylvania will plead guilty to a felony on Wednesday. What does this mean for the FM? It could negate the licensee's attempt to transfer the station to his daughter for a token cost of $10.
Pile of Money

Five Sure-Fire Ways to Truly Irritate Your Lender

In March 2016, John R. Brooks and Erwin Krasnow penned a Media Information Bureau column that deviated from their common topic of how to find a lender, or ways to work with your lender in tough times. How should a broadcast media owner act if the lender-borrower relationship has failed? Examples of what not to do can be found here, in this encore presentation.

FCC Deletes Entertainment Media Trust’s St. Louis AMs

In what Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) President Emeritus and Senior Advisor David Honig calls "a big victory today for the public interest," the FCC's Audio Division Chief has moved forward with the expected deletion from existence of four AM radio stations serving the St. Louis market. There's a specific reason why Honig is pleased with the decision.
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