While the AM For Every Vehicle Act ended 2023 on a bump in the road, the bill’s progress isn’t slowing as Congress reconvenes post-holidays. Five new bipartisan cosponsors have brought the Act within 90% of the simple majorities needed in both houses of Congress.
WPIX owner Mission Broadcasting is being fined $150,000 by the Federal Communications Commission over a contract dispute with cable giant Comcast that caused the cable TV company to file a complaint with the agency in 2022.
The Federal Communications Commission and Chair Jessica Rosenworcel came under fire in the Wall Street Journal on January 13 over the 2018 Quadrennial Review results. The piece marked a very public suggestion that a significant shift was needed in Washington’s approach to traditional media in a digital world.
Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the past week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations.
The FCC has issued its quarterly station count list showing continued drops in the number of AM, commercial FM, and LPFM totals, while total radio licenses is up due to the growth of non-commercial FMs.