Duplication rule reinstated.

The FCC has reinstated the radio duplication rule, reversing a 2020 decision that relaxed restrictions. FM broadcasters sharing common ownership with overlapping service areas are now limited to duplicating no more than 25% of their programming weekly. The change aims to promote diversity, localism, and competition in broadcasting. Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel emphasizes varied and locally relevant content for FM stations. Commissioner Brendan Carr dissents, citing potential burdens on FM broadcasters. A six-month grace period helps stations adjust to the new regulations.