Radio Online Public Files – All Quiet (For Now)

Posted on June 30th, 2015 by

We’re not sure what happened to the FCC’s incredibly fast push toward having radio stations place their public files online, but it’s been all quiet since the deadline passed for reply comments a few months back. The July Commission agenda makes no mention of the proceeding.

Comments to the FCC were not lacking, so that could be one explanation for the delay. Another could be the FCC’s pre-occupation with a certain auction of TV spectrum. We suspect that carving out exceptions to the policy might be a sticking point that is holding up the issuance of an order. In our perusal of the comments and reply comments, there appears to be ample support for some kind of small station and/or noncommercial station exemption, though whether and precisely how that is adopted remains to be seen.