The Federal Communications Commission has announced the appointment Albert Shuldiner as Chief of the Media Bureau’s Audio Division. The Audio Division of the Media Bureau licenses commercial and noncommercial educational AM, FM, FM Translator, and FM Booster radio services, and the noncommercial educational Low Power FM radio service. The division provides legal analysis of broadcast, technical, and engineering radio filings and recommends appropriate disposition of applications, requests for waivers, and other pleadings.
“Al’s breadth of experience in the radio industry will enable him to hit the ground running as he takes over as Audio Division Chief,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. “His extensive knowledge of the radio business as well as FCC regulatory issues makes him extremely qualified to assume this position.”
To ensure a smooth transition, current Audio Division Chief Peter Doyle will, on a temporary basis, assume a new part-time role as Senior Advisor in the Division. Mr. Shuldiner brings decades of legal experience to the FCC, including positions at DTS, Inc., Ibiquity Digital Corporation, and Vinson & Elkins, LLP. He received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.