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 Considers Eliminating Broadcaster License Posting Requirement

The Federal Communications Commission  launched a proceeding to consider eliminating various rules that require the maintenance and posting of broadcast licenses and related information in specific locations. The FCC originally adopted broadcast l

Senators Want to Freeze FCC Media Decisions

Twenty-two US senators wrote Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai asking the FCC to stop making impacting the broadcast industry until it has taken a "holistic look" at the state of broadcasting and the media. They said they had not

FCC's Ramped Up 'Pirate Radio' Enforcement Yields Results

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that significant progress has been made as a result of the Commission’s renewed commitment to combating unlawful broadcasting—often called “pirate radio.” The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau h

Better Privacy Protections Won’t Kill Free Facebook.

Setting aside that some people might actually like the option of paying for services in exchange for enhanced privacy protection, history tells us that advertising can support free content just fine without needing to know every detail of our live

Chairman Pai Speech at National Association of Broadcasters

[Speech] You either believe broadcasters should be allowed to innovate, or you don’t. And we do. So last November, the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules authorizing the Next Gen TV transmission standard.

Remarks Of Commissioner Carr At The 2018 National Association Of Broadcasters Show

[Speech] As the media marketplace evolved, the Federal Communications Commission failed to keep pace. Rather than removing regulations that became outdated, the FCC demonstrated a tendency to tack on yet another regulation or filing requirement.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner O'Rielly Before the Communications Group of Garvey Schubert & Barer

[Speech] I thought I would begin my remarks by highlighting one issue area I believe is long overdue for an update: Kid Vid.

Date/Location Details: 

Communications and Technology Subcommittee

House Commerce Committee

Date: 
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:15

IHeartMedia, U.S.’s Largest Radio Broadcaster, Files for Bankruptcy

IHeartRadio’s parent company, iHeartMedia, filed for bankruptcy protection in an attempt to restructure part of the $20 billion debt load that has burdened it since a leveraged buyout a decade ago, on the eve of the 2008 recession.