FCC Names New Audio Division Chief


Peter Doyle (pictured) has been Audio Division Chief at The FCC for nearly 17 years. He’ll turn over the reigns to Albert Shuldiner and become a Senior Advisor in the Division during the transition. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said, “Peter’s sixteen-and-a-half year run as Division Chief has been truly outstanding. Peter worked tirelessly to ensure fair and efficient licensing of the radio service. His dedication and sound judgment have enabled thousands of radio stations to serve their listeners. In particular, I’m personally grateful for his leadership and hard work over the past few years on the AM revitalization initiative.”

Shuldiner brings decades of legal experience to the FCC, including positions at DTS, Inc., Ibiquity Digital Corporation, and Vinson & Elkins, LLP. He received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. Pai said, “Al’s breadth of experience in the radio industry will enable him to hit the ground running as he takes over as Audio Division Chief,” said Chairman Ajit Pai. “His extensive knowledge of the radio business as well as FCC regulatory issues makes him extremely qualified to assume this position.”

The Audio Division of the Media Bureau licenses commercial and noncommercial educational AM, FM, FM Translator, and FM Booster radio services, and the noncommercial educational Low Power FM radio service. The division provides legal analysis of broadcast, technical, and engineering radio filings and recommends appropriate disposition of applications, requests for waivers, and other pleadings.


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