Three expanded-band pioneers have filed a petition for rulemaking asking the FCC to amend its rules and afford Class B status for stations operating in the AM expanded band.
The new market definition does not rely solely on determinations by Arbitron. Arbitron merely defines the market.
The Denver Waiver reflects an effort by the FCC to adjust its general FM allotment standards--developed for universal application to all situations across the country--in acknowledgment of the fact that some circumstances don't fit conveniently into a universal mold.
Under the agreement, the Commission's streamlined process will provide certainty and ease burdens on everyone involved in the historic preservation review process.
By comparing the FCC Registration Number (FRN) of the entity seeking the benefit with its roster of reprobate FRNs, the FCC can put a “red light” on the processing of any application by such entities.
The FCC is asking whether broadcasters should be required to participate in state and local alerts by making their facilities available to local emergency managers.
Under the existing FM translator rules, a displaced FM translator may immediately apply to move only to adjacent channels, none of which may be available.
The FCC is considering modifications to some of its RF evaluation and measurement procedures, addition of more specific definitions regarding occupational exposure, and elimination of inconsistencies in the RF radiation rules.
The NAB wants the FCC to stop XM and Sirius from doing what they do now—nationwide distribution of major-market traffic and weather to all subscribers—and prohibit them from developing or implementing new technology to deliver such information in a more sophisticated way.
The FM auction initially announced almost four years ago, but postponed four times, is now back on the calendar for Nov. 3, 2004.
Given industry opposition to relaxation of the third-adjacent channel protection standard, the matter may not see the light of day in the foreseeable future.
The FCC has adopted a Tower Construction Notification System that is intended to help guide broadcasters through the often difficult process of determining
The FCC now is immersed in evaluating and granting the thousands of FM translator applications filed as (non-mutually exclusive applications) in August
The FCC’s electronic filing systems can be tricky.
The FCC and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) have joined forces.
The FCC's newest prior coordination procedures for the Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) took effect in October.
Broadcasters may soon have to concern themselves with the effects their towers may be having on wildfowl.
The political broadcast rules require stations to provide federal candidates reasonable access to their facilities.
The new multiple ownership rules for radio contain some important regulatory changes that go beyond the Commission's decision to use Arbitron methodology to define radio markets.
Twenty months and 500,000 comments later, the FCC, by a 3-2 vote along party lines, adopted its new media ownership rules on June 2, 2003.