FCC proposes overhaul of AM/FM allocation standards
The FCC is proposing major changes in the way it allocates new AM and FM stations, as well as new rules governing metropolitan area move-ins. The core changes deal with the priorities applied under Section 307(b) of the Communications Act when proposals for new stations or community changes are being considered. Here are some of the highlights of the FCC's proposal:
The FCC's rule making also proposes the following changes to its auction procedures:
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August 1 is the deadline for radio stations in California with more than 10 full-time employees to electronically file their Broadcast EEO Mid-Term Reports (Form 397) with the FCC.
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