Leslie Stimson of Radio World
The Corp. for Public Broadcasting has awarded total of $1 million in emergency alerting and communications grants to five public broadcasters.
A compromise has been reached in the House on FCC reform. Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are expected to approve the bipartisan proposed reforms on Wednesday.
The National Association of Broadcasters is giving a thumbs up to the FCC proposals to tweak the system as federal officials plan the next national EAS test next fall.
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.
FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert & Warning System Program Management Office is targeting late 2015 for another national EAS test.
The FCC commissioners voted to streamline and eliminate outdated portions of its Part 17 rules governing tower construction, marking and lighting.
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.
After Hurricane Sandy, the commission heard how important it was to ensure non-English speaking listeners and viewers can get emergency information.
Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) plans to retire at the end of the year. The 87-year-old is the longest-serving member of Congress.
The FCC is taking public comment on its just-released report on how the agency can improve how it accomplishes its business each day.
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.
Analog LPTV stations operating as radio stations were thought to have a limited shelf life because of the 2015 sunset.
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