FCC grants CBI’s reply comment extension


FCCOn 4/1, the Enforcement Bureau and Office of General Counsel released a Public Notice seeking comment on whether the full Commission should make changes to its current broadcast indecency policies or maintain them as they are. On May 5/11, the Enforcement Bureau and the Office of General Counsel released a second Public Notice that extended the deadlines for filing comments to 6/19, and reply comments to 7/18.

On 7/1, College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) filed a request to extend the deadline for filing reply comments by 15 days to 8/2. CBI is a national membership association of non-profit, student-staffed radio stations and electronic media outlets and Harvard Radio Broadcasting, the student-operated FM broadcast station WHRB 95.3FM, based on the campus of Harvard University.

To support its request for more time, CBI cited the substantial number of comments filed in the proceeding, the scope and complexity of the Notice, and its own limited budgets and staffing constraints during the summer portion of the academic year.

From the Commission’s announcement: By this Public Notice, we grant CBI’s request for additional time. We recognize the importance of affording all interested parties sufficient time to review the comments in the Docket and to prepare their reply comments. We also respect the interest of the public in having sufficient time for review and consideration of the various positions and concerns.”