Media Bureau Moves Forward with Modernization

Posted on October 31st, 2019 by

The FCC’s Media Bureau has opened new rulemaking proceedings to modernize certain rules related to broadcasting. The first addresses an old rule regarding use of common antennas. The second rulemaking seeks comment on a proposal for AM stations to voluntarily transition to an all-digital format. A third rulemaking is expected with the opening of a Media Bureau Docket to address the possible amendment of FCC Rule 73.3556 regarding duplication of programming on commonly owned radio stations. The FCC is slated to consider adopting two rulemaking proceedings on AM all-digital and programming duplication at its November 19th Open Meeting.