Industry News

FCC approves new ownership rules.

The Commission’s Media Bureau has formally reinstated the more liberal ownership rules that were in effect until they were put on hold pending a Supreme Court decision in the matter brought by the Prometheus Project last year. Because the changes…

NAB backs vax action.

This is the National Month of Action—so designated by the Biden administration to gather resources around the goal of 70% of American adults vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 4. The National Association of Broadcasters is supporting the effort by encouraging…

NAB objects to new regulatory fees.

The National Association of Broadcasters has filed with the FCC its objections to the fee proposal for fiscal year 2021, calling them “unfair and unsustainable,” and say they disregard the impact of the pandemic on broadcasters. The crux of the…

NPR show honored by NAB.

All Things Considered, public radio’s evening staple for over 50 years, will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame; the induction ceremony will take place during the 2021 NAB Show in Las Vegas. According to NAB…

White House budget includes 3.7% FCC increase.

The Biden administration has submitted its budget request to Congress for the fiscal year 2022, which includes nearly $400 million for the FCC to offset regulatory fee collections. It also includes $475 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Premiere names official Rush replacement.

It’ll take two personalities to fill the shoes of the estimable Mr. Limbaugh—Buck Sexton, currently doing evenings for the network, and Clay Travis, who does mornings for Fox Sports Radio. “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show” starts June 21,…