FCC Broadcast Station Ownership Report Confirms Minority, Women Woes

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Remember those FCC Form 323 and Form 323-E submissions in response to the 2017 biennial ownership report made nearly one year ago?


That filing window, which closed in March 2018, was the first to collect information from non-commercial educational stations about the gender, ethnicity and race of the licensee’s attributable interest holders.

Now, the Media Bureau has collected the data, and with it released its fourth report on broadcast station ownership, which includes commercially licensed radio and TV stations.

The results are telling: women and minority media ownership is woefully small.

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