Broadcast Radio

FCC Modernizes Broadcast Ownership Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted to modernize its broadcast ownership rules and to help promote ownership diversity in the broadcast industry. The Order on Reconsideration:

FCC Eliminates Paper Filing for Broadcast Station Contracts

The Federal Communications Commission eliminated the nearly 80-year-old requirement that broadcasters routinely file paper copies of station contracts and certain other documents.

How the FCC Suppressed Minority Broadcast Ownership, and How the FCC can Undo the Damage it Caused

Although newer technologies have captured the public’s imagination and purse, the Federal Communications Commission continues to regard free over-the-air broadcasting as the lifeline for millions of Americans. Certainly, the deliberate exclusion o

Remarks of Commissioner O'Rielly at the 2018 Kentucky Broadcasters Association Conference

As many of you know, since Chairman Ajit Pai took the helm at the Federal Communications Commission, the Commission has been focused on eliminating archaic regulations that no longer make sense.

Groups Ask Court to Reject Part of FCC Incubator Program

The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) are challenging the Federal Communications Commission's proposed incubator program, petitioning the US Court of Appeals f

Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks Before the 2018 Radio Show

Thank you for the opportunity to join your esteemed industry in Orlando (FL) to discuss radio policy issues. As we head into our next Quadrennial Review, more work remains, which I would like to spend my time discussing with you today:

FCC Won't Pull Licenses From Hurricane-Affected 'Dark' Stations

The Federal Communications Commission says it won't cancel the licenses of TV and radio stations in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands that have not been able to get back on the air after the devastation of hurricane's Irma and Maria.

FCC shuts down Alex Jones’s flagship radio station

The Federal Communications Commission has shut down conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s flagship radio station, the pirate radio station, Liberty Radio. Liberty was hit with a $15,000 fine and at least temporarily pulled from the airwaves.

Public Radio Networks PRI and PRX to Merge in Big Bet on Podcasts

Public-radio companies PRX and PRI are merging in a bid to capitalize on the surging popularity of podcasts and other digital formats as listeners and content creators migrate away from traditional broadcast radio.

Chairman Pai Remarks Before Michigan Association of Broadcasters

For its part, the Federal Communications Commission will not take the value of broadcasting for granted so long as I am Chairman. I’m committed to modernizing our rules in order to allow broadcasting to flourish.