What Next for Radio Public Files?

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“We’re not sure what happened to the FCC’s incredibly fast push toward having radio stations place their public files online,” says law firm Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin in its latest newsletter.

“It’s been all quiet since the deadline passed for reply comments a few months back. The July commission agenda makes no mention of the proceeding.”

The law firm notes that there were numerous comments on this proceeding, “so that could be one explanation for the delay. Another could be the FCC’s pre-occupation with a certain auction of TV spectrum.”

It speculated that carving out exceptions to the policy might be a sticking point that is holding up the issuance of an order.

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