O’Rielly loves Country music, he tells Country radio.

o'rielly-michael-profileNo dummy he, FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly told attendees to the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, “I happen to be a big Country music fan.” On more substantive issues, O’Rielly said that in addition to the changes that have already taken place, “at my request the Chairman agreed to open a new proceeding soon to consider eliminating correspondence file requirements completely, which would open up the pathway for broadcasters to realize all the potential benefits of an online public file transition and remove an outdated requirement.” In addition, he called the Commission’s failure to enforce rules on pirate radio stations “completely unacceptable in my view” and called for a comprehensive effort to educate those who might unwittingly harbor and enable pirate operators.

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