The FCC is on the prowl again, this time striking at a station for going over the line with "underwriting" announcements before it gave up the noncommercial ship and switched to commercial status. And the attack was on the sacred national treasure -- Tastee Freeze ice cream.
You will recall that noncommercial stations may acknowledge funding but may not use qualitative terms or suggest that listeners should make a purchase.
The announcements on this station (WCVZ, South Zanesville, Ohio) said that Tastee Freez products are "tastefully decorated" -- whoops, that says they are of good quality -- ...… Continue Reading
The Commission has released a public notice identifying 263 groups each consisting of four or fewer mutually exclusive applications for noncommercial educational (NCE) FM permits filed during the 10-day window in October, 2007.
So the good news is that we are now - five months after the close of the window - finally starting to see some movement on those MX applications.
The bad news is that the FCC reports that it received approximately 3,600 applications in all during the window, and only a fraction of those are ...… Continue Reading
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As we predicted here just a month ago, the FCC has adopted a limit on the number of applications which any party may file for new stations in the NCE FM window which is slated to
open on October 12 and close on October 19. The limit is TEN - count 'em, TEN -
applications for new stations. The FCC's public notice announcing this decision may be found here.
This means that any party, be that party an individual, corporation, partnership, or whatever, may ...