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 Proposes to Streamline Noncommercial and Low Power Licensing Procedures

The Federal Communications Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking aimed at streamlining and improving the rules and procedures for processing and licensing competing applications for new noncommercial educational (NCE) broadcast and low

FCC Eliminates Equal Employment Opportunity Broadcaster Mid-Term Filing Requirement

The Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate the Broadcast Mid-Term Report (Form 397) filing requirement, concluding that this paperwork has become redundant and unnecessary.

FCC Reschedules February 2019 Open Meeting and Announces Tentative Agenda

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the February Open Commission Meeting has been rescheduled and will take place on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Chairman Pai also announced the items below are tentatively on the age

FCC Adopts the First Consolidated Communications Marketplace Report

The Federal Communications Commission adopted its first Communications Marketplace Report, which provides a comprehensive evaluation of the state of the communications marketplace.

FCC Commences 2018 Quadrennial Review of Media Ownership Rules

The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking commencing the 2018 Quadrennial Review of the Commission’s media ownership rules.

FCC Releases Draft Appendices to Communications Marketplace Report

The Federal Communications Commission released a draft of the appendices to the Communications Marketplace Report.

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.