Broadcast Radio

Deletion of Agenda Items From September 26, 2017 Open Meeting

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The following Agenda items have been adopted by the Commission, and deleted from the list of items scheduled for consideration at the Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Open Meeting and previously listed in the Commission’s Notice of Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Democratic Reps Want FCC To Investigate Sputnik Radio Service

Location:
House Commerce Committee, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, United States

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA), and former Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA) want Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election via U.S. broadcasting.

Remarks of Chairman Pai at 2017 Radio Show

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Reducing burdens on broadcasters is a natural segue to my next topic: our across-the-board review of our media rules. Back in May, the Federal Communications Commission launched a comprehensive review of our media regulations.

Chairman Pai Statement On The Close Of The FM Translator Filing Window For AM Radio Stations

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

I am pleased to announce another significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to revitalize AM radio.

News On the Rocks: Ajit Pai – From His Transistor Radio, to FCC Chairman

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

A kid who grew up listening to radio is now in control of it. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai was the child of immigrants from India who arrived in the United States with nothing but a transistor radio and $10.

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At The Wyoming Association Of Broadcasters Convention

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

I’ve made it a point to champion local broadcasting since I was appointed to the Federal Communications Commission more than five years ago. And I’ve doubled down on that commitment since becoming the Chairman of our great agency.

Broadcasting Board of Governors

Jun 14 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), 330 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20237, United States

Cumulus Media is on the brink of a total collapse

Location:
Cumulus Media, 3280 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305, United States

At radio giant Cumulus Media, things have gone from bad to worse.

FCC Proposes to Eliminate Main Studio Rule

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, proposing to eliminate the main studio rule, which requires each AM, FM, and television broadcast station to have a main studio located in or near its local community.

FCC Modernizes Personal Radio Services Rules

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to update the Personal Radio Services rules, also known as Part 95 of the Commission’s rules, in order to modernize them, remove outdated requirements, and reorganize them to make it easier to find information.

Chairman Pai Addresses National Association of Broadcasters

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The biggest reason I’m bullish about [broadcasting] is that broadcasting’s strengths—its values—are timeless. I’m talking about localism, diversity, and public service. I’ll work aggressively to modernize the Federal Communications Commission’s rules, cut unnecessary red tape, and give broadcasters more flexibility to serve their audiences.

In West Virginia, a state financial crisis poses the greatest threat to public media

Location:
WV, United States
Recommendation:
2

While public radio stations across the country fret over the threat of federal-level funding cuts, West Virginia Public Broadcasting has its mind on other matters.

90 years later, the broadcast public interest standard remains ill-defined

Location:
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
2

The public interest standard has governed broadcast radio and television since Congress passed the Radio Act of 1927. However, decades of successive court cases and updated telecommunications laws have done little to clarify what falls into the public interest. The Radio Act gave local broadcasters monopolies over specific channels of electromagnetic spectrum to reduce interference on public airwaves. In exchange for control over a limited resource, the text of the law instructs broadcasters to operate in the “public interest, convenience, and necessity”. A recently released paper by Center for Technology Innovation Nonresident Senior Fellow Stuart N. Brotman outlines the legislative, judicial, and regulatory history of this public interest standard and offers some recommendations for how it might be reformed.

Entercom settles with media watchdog over license dispute

Location:
Entercom, Bala Cynwyd, PA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Entercom, the PA-based radio broadcasting company that owned KDND-FM (107.9 The End), will settle with a media watchdog group that had threatened to appeal the licenses of its other Sacramento stations.

FCC Reaffirms Cultural Programming Can Fill Educational Bill

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Ajit Pai has struck a blow for cultural programming. The FCC has denied a complaint by Beasley Broadcast Group against a Tampa (FL) noncommercial low-power FM station for airing an all-music lineup when it promised a range of educational and cultural programming when it applied for the license.

Ward Chamberlin Jr., Architect of Nation’s Public Broadcasting

Location:
Bedford, MA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Ward Chamberlin Jr., a leading architect of the nation’s public broadcasting system who revitalized PBS stations in New York and Washington and nurtured the career of the documentarian Ken Burns, died in Bedford (MA). He was 95.

FCC Expands Area Where FM Translators Rebroadcasting AM Radio Stations Can Be Located

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission expanded the site locations where FM translators can rebroadcast AM radio stations.

Deletion of Consent Agenda From February 23, 2017 Open Meeting

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Federal Communications Commission deleted from the list of items scheduled for consideration at its Feb 23 meeting. The FCC was to consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by Delta Radio Network regarding the dismissal of a modification application.
The FCC adopted the Consent Agenda.

FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting February 23, 2017

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, February 23, 2017:
Connect America Fund: The Commission will ...

FCC Chairman Pai: Activate Those FM Chips!

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

It seems odd that every day we hear about a new smartphone app that lets you do something innovative, yet these modern-day mobile miracles don’t enable a key function offered by a 1982 Sony Walkman.

Entercom Turns In KDND License

Location:
Media Action Center, Sacramento, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Media Action Center (MAC) is declaring victory after Entercom announced it will turn its license for radio station KDND in Sacramento.

Entercom License Renewal Issues May Increase Six-Fold

Location:
Entercom, Bala Cynwyd, PA, United States
Recommendation:
3

The parties pushing to challenge the license renewal of KDND Sacramento are trying to raise the stakes against station owner Entercom.

An Obama-Backed Change At Voice Of America Has Trump Critics Worried

Location:
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), 330 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20237, United States
Recommendation:
2

Some Democrats and journalists are raising concerns about a new law they say could give incoming President Donald Trump great propaganda powers abroad, through such famous broadcasters as the Voice of America, Radio Marti and Radio Free Europe.

Even Before Trial, Entercom KDND License Fight Marches On

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission’s hearing into whether Entercom should be allowed to continue holding the license for CHR “107.9 The End” KDND, Sacramento (CA) isn’t likely to occur until spring 2017 at the earliest, but the legal maneuvers behind the scenes have begun.

How media law could drive a wedge between Donald Trump and the Republican Congress

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
2

Soon-to-be House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Rep John Yarmuth (R-KY) want to repeal a long-standing ban on media consolidation, calling it a “disco era” rule that prevents struggling local media outlets from surviving in an increasingly-competitive market for information. Their legislation takes aim at a 41-year-old rule that prohibits a company from owning both a newspaper and a radio or television station in the same market. Critics of media ownership consolidation have included President-elect Donald Trump, who during his campaign lashed out at the proposed deal to combine AT&T with media titan Time Warner.

Reps Walden and Yarmuth Introduce Bill Eliminating Disco Era Media Ownership Rules

Location:
House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and Internet, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, Washington, DC, 20003, United States
Recommendation:
3

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and committee member Rep John Yarmuth (D-KY) introduced a bipartisan bill to repeal the newspaper broadcast cross-ownership ban.

FCC Designates License Renewal For Entercom's KDND/Sacramento For Hearing Over Fatal Contest

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission has designated the 2005 and 2013 license renewal applications of Entercom for Top 40 KDND (107.9 The End)/Sacramento for hearing over the "Hold Your Wee For A Wii" contest in 2007 that led to the water intoxication death of contestant Jennifer Lee Strange.

Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks Before International Broadcasters IdeaBank Conference

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

A good part of my focus at the Commission has been on opening closed doors for broadcasters to leverage new technology and reinvent themselves and the industry.

FM Stations That Don’t Reach Far, but Reach Deep

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Nearly 2,000 FM stations across the country have received new licenses from the Federal Communications Commission over the last two years.

Brent Nelsen Nominated for CPB Board

Location:
The White House, Washington, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
2

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Brent F. Nelsen to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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