Rules for Digital Auxiliary Services Proposed 

In an ever-evolving effort to smooth the transition from analog to digital technology, the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to revise its rules to allow broadcast auxiliary services (BAS) to convert to digital technology along with broadcast stations.

Streaming Under Attack 

Webcasters that survived the Copyright Office's December royalty decision have been dealt another nearly fatal blow.

New commissioners named 

The White House announced that President Bush will send to the Senate the names of Kevin J. Martin, Kathleen Q. Abernathy, and Michael J. Copps, three

2001 Regulatory Fees 

The FCC has proposed a new schedule of annual regulatory fees.

Streaming decision appealed 

In January, the NAB and several broadcast groups sued the U.S. Registrar of Copyrights, seeking to overturn the Copyright Office's final rule that radio

EEO rules invalidated 

In a unanimous decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the EEO rules that became effective in April

Duopoly rule revisions proposed 

The FCC has begun a rulemaking proceeding to revise the definition of radio market and/or the method of counting the number of stations in a market.

Frequently asked auction questions 

The FCC has begun the process of awarding 359 FM radio station licenses at open auction. Here is a list of frequently-asked questions, and their answers,

Focus on enforcement 

The Chief of the FCC Enforcement Bureau recently reminded all licensees that a renewed rule-enforcement effort at has been undertaken in the last 12 months

New AM CPs to be issued 

In response to the FCC's January 24 to January 28 window for applications for new AM stations and major changes to existing AM stations, the FCC received,

Refined studio staffing requirement 

The FCC recently made clear that a station being operated under a local marketing agreement (LMA) may meet its staffing requirements by employing individuals

NAB files brief on LPFM issues 

In July, in its effort to derail the new low-power FM (LPFM) service through litigation, the NAB filed its brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the

FCC to Hold Open Meeting Nov. 27, 2000 

Items on the agenda of interest to broadcasters include ownership and LPFM.

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