FCC Chairman Ajit Pai visited Flinn Broadcasting in Memphis late last week, specifically to continue his commitment to the preservation and growth of AM Radio. Flinn Broadcasting Owner George Flinn discussed the simplification of radio rules and the continued availability of FM translators as well as exposing the medium to those who may be unfamiliar with AM radio.
The issue of both the relaxation of commercial rules which apply to non-commercial licensees and a clearer definition of what actually constitutes a non-compliant commercial on these properties was discussed. Dr. Flinn also discussed the lifting of the ownership caps as well as the power increases pending for Class A FM stations and LPTVs on cable.
Chairman Pai spent about 30 to 40 minutes on site, he met with the company’s staff and management and also was interviewed by the Memphis Business Journal.