Freeze Imposed on Major Radio Filings

Freeze Imposed on Major Radio Filings
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Freeze Imposed on Major Radio Filings

Because the forms you'd need to build or sell a station are no longer valid. When the federal Appeals Court in Philadelphia last week ruled that the commission may go ahead with some of the new ownership changes for radio, including a new market definition, the agency decided to pull its old Forms 301, 314 and 315 and issue new ones for commercial stations. Until those are out, the FCC won't accept the old forms.
The Media Bureau will issue a notice providing more information regarding the filing of new applications as well as guidance on the processing of Form 301, 314, and 315 applications that are currently pending. Applications proposing pro forma assignments and transfers of control (FCC Form 316) of commercial radio stations will continue to be processed.


Show Me the Public File

Although a majority of Missouri radio stations complied with Public Inspection File requests in a recent study, one in five licensees failed to produce Issues-Programs Lists upon demand during station visits.

New Rules: The Freeze Is On

There were a lot of surprised and disappointed folks when, just as the commission adopted its new ownership rules, the Media Bureau announced interim processing guidelines for broadcast assignment and transfer applications, as well as certain modification applications, during the transition period commencing with the adoption date of the new rules.