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:

Mayor Pete Buttigieg sat for an interview with a popular country radio host. But now it won’t air.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg sat down to talk with a popular country music radio host in an attempt to reach voters outside the “traditional political media bubble,” according to his campaign — so why did his interview never air? Cumulus Media,

Remarks of FCC Commissioner O'Rielly at Arkansas Broadcasters' Annual Conference

Let me touch on a few Federal Communications Commission-related issues that may be relevant and hopefully of interest to you.

Sponsor: 

Blandin Foundation

Date: 
Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:00 to Thu, 10/10/2019 - 17:00

Broadband access today is as varied as communities across Minnesota. Some enjoy a gig, others are working hard for any service, and the rest are somewhere in between. This conference is for all communities, regardless of where they are on the spectrum – because we’ve learned that having broadband isn’t enough. It takes inspiration, encouragement and guidance to reap the full benefits. We’ll be talking about how to make the most of what you’ve got and/or get more.

This year’s conference will shine a light on local broadband heroes as well as look at several aspects of broadband:



FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for August 2019 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Aug 1, 2019:

When Opportunity Knocks (FCC Aug Agenda)

This April, I joined President Donald Trump at a White House event, where I announced my plans to create the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, a modernized approach for connecting the hardest-to-serve corners of our country.

Sponsor: 

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 13:00 to 13:45

The webinar will include an overview of the EAS and instructions on how to register and file in the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS).



US Agency for Global Media failing to spread fair and balanced news, independent review says

The Agency for Global Media is supposed to broadcast objective Spanish-language news programs into Cuba, but fails to meet basic standards of journalistic fairness and let an anchor describe Trump administration officials as the “dream team” for C

3 Florida radio stations vow to broadcast Trump speeches daily until end of 2020 election

Three Florida radio stations will air two-minute snippets of Trump speeches every hour of every day -- perhaps sometimes twice an hour -- until the 2020 election. Samuel Rogatinsky, the owner of the stations, said, “We ran it by a bunch of listene

Connecting the Dots: The Telecommunications Crisis in Puerto Rico

The report condemns the Federal Communications Commission for failing to adequately respond to the September 2017 hurricanes, which knocked out 95 percent of all cell sites, 97 percent of radio stations and all local television stations.