Rep. Joe Barton wants to make the FCC more accountable to the public
The plan is to adopt the protocol during the first quarter of calendar year 2009.
When the construction permit changes hands, the new owner may be extend the period of the permit if certain conditions are met.
The political conventions, Lollapalooza in Chicago and Nashville Star have offered their sites
The FCC's 3-2 vote along party lines seals the $3.6 billion deal, giving the combined company more than 18 million subscribers.
The sat casters hope to enter into a consent decree with the FCC to terminate inquiries launched in 2006
The Commission is conducting tests of prototype white spaces devices as part of its rulemaking to consider authorizing the operation of new low-power devices in the TV broadcast spectrum
If Kevin Martin can get the other commissioners to commit to merger conditions, Martin hopes to vote on the matter at the Aug. 1, 2008, meeting
The FCC feels it is important that the sponsorship identification rules protect the public's right to know who is paying to air commercials or other program matter on broadcast television and radio and cable
The new edition was released in connection with the FCC's ongoing localism proceeding and is intended to serve as a preliminary instruction manual for members of the public who want to raise issues with the FCC about station performance.
Martin's approval is based on the merger meeting several conditions
: With the severe flooding in the Midwest, the FCC issued a reminder for licensees on the contact information to obtain emergency Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs)
The FCC is now dismissing applications submitted in the October 2007 NCE filing window (or just before the window opened) that depend on waiting out the elimination of analog channel 6 TV stations next February in connection with the DTV transition.
The FCC's overarching goal here is to bring more minorities and women into the broadcast ownership ranks. Historically, these groups have not been represented in those ranks in the same proportion as their numbers in the overall U.S. population
The updated document includes links to places on the FCC's website that offer additional relevant information as to the matters discussed
According to the Commission, the proposed rules are designed to address the perception that broadcasters may not be addressing the needs and interests of their communities sufficiently
The FCC clarifies how the change in daylight-saving time affects AM stations with PSRA and PSSA service hours.
A Texas AM station was fined $8,800 for failing to maintain a main studio and power down at sunset. An FCC inspector, after checking on four successive days, could not find the station's main studio. While conducting this search the agent took signal measurements and determined that the station was not powering down at night as its license required.
The news is generally good if you are an LPFM licensee, but bad for FM licensees who plan to make facilities changes that threaten displacement of an existing LPFM station.
The Federal Communications Commission will hold an open meeting on Jan. 17, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street S.W., in Washington.