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President Joe Biden Announces Three FCC Nominees
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Anna M. Gomez for FCC Commissioner, filling the vacant Democratic seat. Concurrently, he renominated of Commissioner Geoffrey Starks -- who has served as a FCC Commissioner since 2017 -- and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr. The nomination of Gomez would give the agency its first More

Report: Biden to Nominate Anna Gomez as FCC Commissioner
Anna Gomez
Anna Gomez
President Joe Biden plans to nominate veteran government attorney Anna Gomez to the vacant FCC commission seat, reports Bloomberg. This would give the agency its first Democratic majority of his term. Earlier this year, his previous nomination Gigi Sohn withdrew her name after more than two years of partisan deadlock. Gomez is a More

Hutton Broadcasting Acquires Nine Outlets in Four Corners
Hutton Broadcasting
Hutton Broadcasting
Hutton Broadcasting has agreed to acquire nine stations in Farmington, Durango and Cortez from American General Media. Terms were not disclosed. The stations will join Hutton's stations in Santa Fe, that were purchased in 2007. Included in the deal are KISZ (Kiss Country), KENN, KRWN and KPRT (Pirate Radio) in Farmington, KKDG, KDGO and More

FCC Issues 16 Warnings for Allowing Pirate Broadcasts
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
The FCC's Enforcement Bureau issued 16 warnings to landowners in the New York City and New Jersey metro areas for allowing illegal broadcasting from their properties. The FCC may issue a fine exceeding $2 million if it determines that the party continued to permit any individual or entity to engage in pirate radio broadcasting from any More

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NAB Urges Court to Require FCC to Act on Delayed Review
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) filed a petition for mandamus in federal court Monday seeking to require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expeditiously complete its long-pending 2018 quadrennial review of broadcast ownership rules. The FCC is required by law to review its More

Spanish Broadcasting System to Acquire KROI-FM/Houston
Spanish Broadcasting System
Spanish Broadcasting System
Spanish Broadcasting System SouthWest has agreed to acquire 40kW Gospel KROI-FM (92.1) serving Houston from Radio One for $7.5 million. The spinoff is related to Urban One's purchase agreement with Cox Media Group (CMG) to acquire its radio cluster in Houston. Under the agreement, More

NAB's LaGeyt Discusses State of the Broadcast Industry
Curtis LaGeyt
Curtis LaGeyt
During the Welcome Session at NAB Show 2023 on Monday, NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt spoke with Univision Los Angeles' Gabriela Teissier in a fireside chat about the state of the broadcast industry. LeGeyt discussed a wide range of topics, including the NAB Show 2023, the importance of keeping radio in More

Should AM Radio Remain in Automobile Dashboards
Radio Dial
Radio Dial
In recent months, major auto manufacturers such as Ford, have announced the removal of AM radios from their new vehicles sparking broadcasters and even some lawmakers to cry foul. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has even launched a new campaign highlighting the More

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FCC's Jessica Rosenworcel to Speak at 2023 NAB Show
Jessica Rosenworcel
Jessica Rosenworcel
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel will address broadcasters and those from all corners of the media and entertainment industry at NAB Show, April 17 in Las Vegas. The Chairwoman's remarks will take place on NAB Show's main stage following a "fireside" chat between NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt and More

Urban One to Acquire Four Houston Stations from CMG
Urban One
Urban One
Urban One has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement with Cox Media Group (CMG) to purchase its radio cluster in Houston. Under the agreement, Urban One will acquire Country KKBQ-FM (93Q), Classic Rock KHPT-FM and KGLK-FM (The Eagle 106.9 & 107.5) and KTHT-FM (Country More

NAB Launches ''Depend on AM Radio'' Campaign
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced a new campaign highlighting the importance of AM radio in the car for news, community engagement, entertainment and vital public safety information. The campaign includes a website with a grassroots call to action and new tools for stations to More

NAB Files Amicus Brief Asking Court to Fix Broken FCC Process
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Broadcasters
NAB filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Thursday supporting the challenge by Standard General, TEGNA and CMB Media Group to the FCC's decision to designate their transaction for an administrative hearing. The trade group said the decision was made by FCC More

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Rep. Gottheimer Seeks to Preserve AM Radio in Vehicles
U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress
Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) unveiled the steps Tuesday he's taking to ensure all vehicles continue to have AM radio, including writing letters to all major electric vehicle manufacturers "urging them to reconsider their decision to discontinue AM radio in their cars and trucks and to include the public More

FCC Proposes First PIRATE Act Fines Totaling Over $2M
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
The FCC has proposed its first fines under the Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act (PIRATE Act) against three pirate radio operators. First, the Commission proposed the maximum penalty allowable, $2,316,034, against C├ęsar Ayora and Luis Angel Ayora for pirate radio broadcasting in Queens, More

Northwestern Media to Acquire Spirit FM in Camdenton MO
Northwestern Media
Northwestern Media
Northwestern Media has filed an Asset Purchase Agreement with the FCC for the purchase of 23 signals and 6 construction permits from Lake Area Educational Broadcasting, including KCVO (Spirit FM) in Camdenton, MO. Northwestern Media is the broadcast ministry of University of Northwestern - St. Paul. In More

Sohn Withdraws Nomination to Become FCC Commissioner
Gigi Sohn
Gigi Sohn
President Joe Biden's submission to the FCC, Gigi Sohn, has withdrawn her nomination for the open Democratic seat on the Commission. She endured a 16-month battle to be confirmed by the Senate and says the process has taken a "heavy toll." Previously, Sohn had two nomination hearings but no vote by the More

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