The FCC has updated its rules that would apply during EAS tests. Specifically the agency has established operational standards to be used during future tests and actual emergencies.
Radio broadcaster iHeartCommunications will pay a $1 million civil penalty to resolve an FCC investigation into misuse of EAS tones.
At issue is how the agency makes its decisions and how the voting process can be opened up so businesses affected by the agency’s decisions, and the public, have more input before votes are cast.
The FCC says the name of Washington NFL team, “Redskins,” does not violate broadcast indecency rules and the agency approved a license renewal for a radio station owned by team owner Daniel Snyder.
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