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 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.

FCC Proposes Rules for Expanded Incentive-Auction Reimbursements

The Federal Communications Commission proposed rules to implement a recent Congressional directive to reimburse certain Low Power TV (LPTV), TV translator, and FM stations for costs incurred as a result of the FCC’s incentive auction.

FCC Establishes Incubator Program Procedures To Increase Diversity In The Broadcast Industry

The Federal Communications Commission adopted requirements that will govern an incubator program to assist new, small, or struggling voices, including women and minorities, in overcoming the key barriers to entry into the broadcast sector. Under t

FCC Diversity Committee Members Push FCC To Include TV in Incubator

Some members of the Federal Communications Commission's diversity advisory committee want to make sure TV does not get left out of the FCC's proposed new diversity incubator program.

Agenda for August 2, 2018 FCC Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, August 2, 2018:

Four Telecom Bills Sail Through House

Four pieces of telecom-focused legislation passed the House by generous margins.

Death in the Air: One Woman's Crusade Against Broadcast Media Consolidation

Independent "media watchdog" Sue Wilson, a veteran of journalism with two decades working in broadcast TV and radio in the LA and Sacramento markets—during which she won two Emmy awards, one for a feature series on government waste— has kept an ey