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NABOB Proposes Concentrated Broadcast Industry Initiative
NABOB
NABOB
Last week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded the FCC's 2017 decision, which had relaxed some of its broadcast ownership rules. In doing so the Court said, "We do conclude, however, that the Commission has not shown yet that it adequately considered the effect its actions... will have on diversity in broadcast media More

The FCC Proposes Notifying Public of Applications Online
FCC
FCC
The FCC is moving to notify the public of applications through the Internet, in conjunction with broadcast announcements, while considering simplifying the rule. In October, 2017, the Commission issued the NPRM to seek comment on whether to update or even eliminate the requirement. After considering the comments filed in response, the More

Court Orders FCC to Better Justify Media Deregulation
The U.S. the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the FCC to redo and better justify any changes to its media ownership rules in its ruling regarding Prometheus Radio Project vs. FCC. The decision vacated and remanded FCC action relaxing media consolidation limits because of the agency's failure to analyze the impact of these rule More

FCC Issues Notice of Violation to WAZY-FM/Lafayette IN
FCC
FCC
The FCC has hit Star City Broadcasting's WAZY-FM/Lafayette, IN, with a Notice of Violation after Enforcement Bureau's Chicago Office inspected WAZY and found was operating at 88.2% of its authorized transmitter power. The agency says that FM stations authorized for an output power more than 10 watts must be maintained as near as More

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FCC Postpones Open of 2019 Biennial Filing Window to Nov. 1
FCC
FCC
The Media Bureau has postponed the opening of the 2019 biennial filing window for the submission of broadcast ownership reports on FCC Form 323 and 323-E from October 1 to November 1, 2019, and extends the filing deadline from December 1 to January 31, 2020. All licensees of More

Saga Petition Seeks to Deny Five Virginia LPFM Renewals
FCC
FCC
In a filing with the FCC, Saga Communications is alleging that five low power FMs in Charlottesville, VA, are breaking number of the Commission's rules and is asking the agency to deny their license renewals. Saga claims that four LPFMs in Charlottesville and one in Ruckersville are More

FCC Proposes All Filings Should be Made Electronically
FCC
FCC
This FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that continues to builds on its modernization efforts. The Commission has made significant strides in recent years toward modernizing its legacy filing, communications, and information retention systems by improving More

FCC Settles Investigations Over the Misuse of EAS Tones
FCC
FCC
The FCC's Enforcement Bureau has announced a settlement with Meruelo Radio Holdings after the morning show on KDAY and KDEY/Los Angeles aired actual or simulated alert EAS tones in violation of the Commission's rules. The agency also reached settlements with a TV broadcaster and More

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NAB Opposes Petitions for Reconsideration of LPFM Rules
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters is opposing the Petitions for Reconsideration filed by certain low power FM (LPFM) radio advocates of the Commission's recent order streamlining its rules regarding FM translator interference. The trade group says that "instead of raising any new evidence or More

NAB Submits Comments to FCC Over Possible C-Band Moves
NAB
NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has submited comments in response to the FCC's Public Notice seeking additional comment regarding its proceeding on the possible reallocation to wireless carriers a portion of the C-band. This swath of spectrum is used daily by broadcasters to deliver news, More

FCC Proposes $233K Fine Against Cumulus Over Sponsorship ID
The FCC is proposing a $233,000 fine against four Cumulus Media subsidiaries for apparent violations of the Commission's sponsorship identification rules, and for apparently failing to promptly self-report some of these violations to the agency despite its agreement to do so under a More

Radio Show Session Examines Radio's Financial Future
Radio Show
Radio Show
A lineup of radio industry executives and financial experts will discuss the business impact of significant regulatory changes affecting radio. "Pillsbury's Broadcast Finance 2019: Radio Unleashed -- Preparing for a New Regulatory World," hosted by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman More

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FCC Issues NPRM to Amend Rules for Low Power FM Service
FCC
FCC
The FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in response to a petition by REC Networks (REC) to amend the Commission's rules for the Low Power FM (LPFM) radio service. The agency is seeking comment on technical proposals to improve LPFM reception and to increase More

Berry Broadcasting to Acquire KXEN-AM & WGNU-AM/St. Louis
Kozacko Media Services
Kozacko Media Services
Berry Broadcasting LLC has agreed to acquire 50kW KXEN-AM (1010) 450W WGNU-AM (920) and their 3 associated FM translators in St. Louis. The deal was filed Monday with the FCC for a purchase price of $650,000. Berry Broadcasting is owned by Paul Berry III, the nephew of rock & roll legend & St. Louis More

iHeartMedia Reclaims WHFX-FM (107.7 The Fox)/Brunswick GA
Sun and Snow Station Trust returns Rock WHFX-FM (107.7 The Fox)/Brunswick, GA to iHeartMedia and its AMFM Radio Licenses. Earlier this month, the FCC approved a city of license change for co-owned Urban AC WSOL-FM (V101.5) from the Brunswick, GA market to Yulee, FL in the Jacksonville market. The station More

DAS Issues Guidance for August Mandatory National EAS Test
Digital Alert Systems
Digital Alert Systems
Digital Alert Systems has announced guidance ahead of the next National Periodic Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), scheduled for August 7 at 2:20pm ET. All broadcasters must participate in the test, which is conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the More

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