FCC Votes to Review 39% Broadcast Cap

(Courtesy Broadcastingcable.com) A politically, and philosophically, divided FCC voted Thursday (Dec. 14) to launch a review of the FCC’s national 39% broadcast audience reach cap. TV station group owners cannot own stations that reach more than 39% of the nation, with waivers in some circumstances. The FCC is looking at whether it can modify the…

FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality

The FCC voted on Thursday to roll back the rules regarding net neutrality put in place in 2015 under President Obama. The vote split along party lines with the two Democratic members – Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn – voting no while the Republican members – Michael O’ Rielly and Brendan Carr along with Chairman…

GAB Welcomes New Chairman of the Board

ATLANTA, Ga– In the Monday, December 4th board meeting, GAB welcomed Dennis Jones as the new Chairman for the upcoming year. The Georgia Association of Broadcasters would like to thank  Jeff Dudley for his past year of service as Chairman of the Board. Jones is heading into his tenure with the mission statement, “We are storytellers……

FCC Channel-Sharing Webinar Rescheduled for August 13

By a Public Notice released this afternoon (DA-15-838A1.pdf), the FCC rescheduled the webinar on Incentive Auction-related channel sharing from July 22.  The new date and time is Thursday August 13, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. On June 12, 2015, the Commission released the First Order on Reconsideration1 modifying the rules for the reverse auction channel sharing…