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First Broadcasting Proposes Changes to Speed Up Station Mods

First Broadcasting Proposes Changes to Speed Up Station Mods
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First Broadcasting Investment Partners, LLC has asked the FCC to consider rule changes to speed up and make more efficient the AM and FM modification process. The group has filed a rulemaking request.
"The FCC is currently doing an outstanding job despite a massive workload. These proposed changes will promote the public good by improving radio station modification and allocation procedures, while reducing FCC time and expenses processing requests," said Gary Lawrence, president and vice chairman of First Broadcasting.
The FCC is seeking public comment on the proposals, the first step in reviewing and revising its procedures governing FM and AM radio facility modifications and allocations.
First Broadcasting's proposed rule changes include:
- Permitting FM station community of license changes through a minor modification;
- Simplifying the procedure for moving a community's sole local service to a new community;
- Simplifying the procedure to remove non-viable FM allotments;
- A one-time settlement window to resolve the backlog of pending FM rulemakings;
- Permitting AM station community of license changes through a minor modification; and,
- Streamlining Class C0 reclassification procedures.
The deadline for submitting comments on the petition (RM-10960) is May
24.

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