Inside Radio January 10, 2018
In what would be the most aggressive attack on requirements that broadcasters submit paper copies of certain documents to the Federal Communications Commission, agency chief Ajit Pai is proposing it do away the dictate. He says the demand is “unnecessary” now that the FCC has imposed online public file requirements. Pai has scheduled a vote for this month’s Commission meeting that, if approved, would launch a formal rulemaking to scale back the station filing demands.
“Since the late 1930s, the FCC has required broadcast stations that hold FCC licenses or permits to submit paper copies of certain contracts and other documents relating to ownership and control of those stations to the Commission,” Pai said in a blog post. “I’m proposing to eliminate this requirement.”
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