Station Freeze Back On

Station Freeze Back On
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The FCC re-imposed a freeze on the filing of applications for license transfers or construction permits on Sept. 5. It planned to give guidance soon on the filing of new applications and on how it would handle pending applications.
The FCC recently had lifted a freeze on license transfers and construction permits while it readied new forms to comply with the revised media ownership rules, which are now on hold due to a court stay.


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.