Will SESAC gum up the works?

According to an article in the Tennessean last week, “An 11th-hour proposal by the music licensing company SESAC to change the Music Modernization Act (MMA) could torpedo the landmark copyright legislation that is on the brink of becoming law.” In…

FCC seeks competition comments.

The Repack Airwaves Using Better Access for Users of Modern Services (RAY BAUM’S) Act of 2018 requires the Commission to conduct a biennial survey assessing the state of competition in broadcast, satellite, and Internet audio services. Accordingly, the Media Bureau…

PIRATE Act passes the House.

The full House of Representatives has passed the Preventing Illegal Use of Radio Through Enforcement (PIRATE) Act, which increases fines for illegal radio operators from $10,000 per violation to $100,000 per day per violation, up to a maximum of $2…

End of an era.

Ever since, well, forever, the call letters WBEB have been associated with industry icon Jerry Lee. But all that will change in the near future, as Entercom will be acquiring “101.1 MORE FM” for $57.5 million—not a bad payday for…

Another vital oversight hearing.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold an FCC oversight hearing on Wednesday, July 25, with deep dives into topics like “the FCC’s work close the digital divide, support innovation and 5G, enhance public safety…