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.
An early Gates transmitter and a look back at AM directional rules.
Paying for Internet content, digital cart machines and the start of satellite radio.
When a company decides to purchase a radio station, the station's technical plant is often overlooked by the buyer.
The Commission has issued its annual Notice of Proposed Rule Making to solicit comments on proposed changes to the regulatory fees.
No more STAs. The FCC now requires only a notification letter for a station to commence IBOC transmissions.
The importance of frequency coordination is made obvious.
Anyone considering the purchase of a construction permit should take a close look at a recent FCC decision rejecting a CP buyer’s efforts to get the permit extended.
For the seven years immediately preceding his Commission swearing-in, Jonathan Adelstein was senior legislative aide to Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD), who was majority leader of the Senate for much of that time.
New rules stiffen the fines for not paying regulatory and other fees.
Ignorance of the rules is not a valid excuse when an inspector comes calling. Here are some of the frequently overlooked rules.
The new rules require broadcasters to disseminate notice of full-time job vacancies and to participate in a specified number of recruitment activities.
In October the Commission announced procedures that allow AM and FM stations to immediately begin interim IBOC digital transmissions on a voluntary basis.
Avoid the endless reams of paper and consolidate your records.
Within the next year, station licenses will begin to come up for renewal.
Longley-Rice is commonly used when the standard prediction method shows a shortfall in city-grade coverage.
In June, the Commission held an en banc hearing on the need for new broadcast and cable equal employment opportunity (EEO) rules.
For decades payola has been a sleeper, with radio station owners vaguely recalling the scandals involving Alan Freed in the early days of rock n' roll. Now Congress is getting numerous requests to take a closer look.
In May the FCC announced that it is purging its files of 9,000 or more unidentified broadcast auxiliary licenses, including microwave STL facilities, remote pick-ups and inter-city relay stations.
The Commission is on the verge of approving the Ibiquity standard, but serious questions still exist as to the value of the system to broadcasters and whether a full-time AM system will ever work.