And Commissioner Michael O'Rielly lays the blame for keeping the Media Ownership Rules much like they've been since the 90s right at the feet of FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler.
It's no secret that the NAB was pushing for changes to be made to the Media Ownership Rules, so it should come as no surprise that the organization is pretty upset now that the FCC has made it official that there will be no changes.
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The Golden State Warriors and Entercom’s 95.7 The Game (KGMZ-FM) in San Francisco have inked a new multi-year deal making the station the new flagship of the Warriors. The Warriors flagship station for each of the last 32 seasons, and for 40 seasons overall since the team moved to the West Coast in 1962, had been KNBR 680 AM.
Fox 102.3 (WMFX) has entered into an agreement with the Carolina Panthers to be their new home in Columbia, SC. This will include full coverage of all games, plus pre-game and post-game shows, Panther’s Talk each Monday night at 7 p.m., as well as daily updates.
The outcome was well known for weeks, however on Thursday the FCC officially released its 200-page order on Media Ownership Rules. The rules are supposed to be examined by the government agency every four years to see if the changes in the media marketplace warrant modifications or rule changes. Many believe the FCC hardly took a look at the rules and rubber stamped what was already on the books simply to get it over with. For the most part, the existing rules, with minor modifications, were approved by a 3-2 vote. Here's what the FCC concluded...
Unlike the fairytale, this time The Wolf is giving out the goodies. On Saturday, JVC's Orlando Country station 103.1 The Wolf is hosting a "BBQ 4 The Blue," a free picnic to show support for Central Florida law enforcement officers and their families. The picnic will be run by community and radio station volunteers
FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mignon Clyburn will be participating in the Radio Show next month. The NAB announced Pai will provide opening remarks at a panel called "Keeping Up with the Changing Radio Regulatory Landscape." Commissioner Clyburn will participate in a Q&A session.
This new format is in Las Vegas, which is considered the Ninth Island by the Hawaiian community. "98.5 Da Shaka, Vegas’ Island and Reggae Station," is launching on 98.5 KLUC’s HD-2 frequency.