A Glossary For Washington Regulatory ‘Complexification’


 Media Information Bureau columnist Ken Benner is known as a leader in the use, and ultimate success, of the Alternative Broadcast Inspection program.

Since 1995, Benner has trotted from station to station with a bulging binder full of important information an AM or FM facility must adhere to, lest they get a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture from the FCC. In this binder is a tongue-in-cheek item based on what our columnist calls “Bennerism Wizdomics.”

Per a reader request, we are pleased to share once again these “wizdomics” with you, as it greatly reflects Benner’s views—and perhaps those of new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai—on the layers of regulations that broadcasters deal with from the Commission.


This column originally appeared at RBR.com in 2017


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