Tag: Issue 11

When Bad Spots Hurt Good Stations

By: Sean Ross [email protected] Twitter: @RossOnRadio I set the radio buttons in my rental car. (Yes, it took a minute to find them).  And, for the next hour I found myself surprised by just how much I was really enjoying KIIS-FM, Los Angeles. It shouldn’t have been a surprise. KIIS is a perennial on many… read more

WOLY’s Battle for License Renewal Ends

On March 30, the FCC issued a final order in the case of former broadcast station WOLY-AM (Battle Creek).  The station’s former licensee, Christian Family Network (CFN), has been trying to get the FCC to reverse its dismissal of both a license renewal and a request for Special Temporary Authority. According to the Memorandum Opinion and… read more

FOIA Legislative Package – House Bills 5469-5478

A 10-bill legislative package was introduced in the State Legislature that would open up legislative communications to the public. Eight of the bills (HBs 5469 – 5476) create the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA), which mirrors the FOIA, but is applicable only to the State Legislature. The final two bills (HBs 5477 – 5478) expand… read more

NAB Urges TV Band Repack by Region

According to a report in TVNewsCheck, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) says that the most logical way to conduct the post-auction repacking of the TV band is on a regional basis with the most populated regions going first. The NAB believes such approach would minimize disruption of service to broadcasters and viewers and get… read more

Incentive Auction Begins

March 29 marked the official start of the incentive auction. However, the official start was a bit anti-climactic since no actual bidding begins until May. Broadcasters had until 6 p.m. on March 29 to tell the FCC whether they’re willing to go off-the-air entirely, channel share, or move to a different frequency. The FCC cannot… read more