FCC to Cut Radio Backlog

FCC to Cut Radio Backlog
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New FCC Chairman Michael Powell wants the agency to be more efficient and act on paperwork more quickly.
Toward that end, he told attendees at the NAB State Leadership Conference Monday that the agency is reducing the backlog of radio transactions. Out of a total of 42, he said 32 would be processed immediately.
"Avoidance and inaction is not a legitimate government policy," he said.
NAB President/CEO Eddie Fritts called it welcome news.
"We are pleased that Chairman Powell has moved to clear the backlog of most pending radio transfer applications."
On the topic of digital radio, Powell said he has "a healthy amount of optimism" about in-band, on-channel digital audio broadcasting.

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