MMTC calls for commentary


The Minority Media & Telecommunications Council can be excused if it takes time out for a modest victory lap, after its persistent efforts spurred the FCC to take a second look at media ownership by socially and economically disadvantaged businesses (SDBs). But the bureaucratic look-see is only the first step in the process. Now MMTC’s Executive Director David Honig is asking for concerned groups and citizens to weigh in on the topic. "The extremely low representation of minorities in broadcast ownership is unacceptable in a multicultural and democratic society," said Honig. "Thus, we’re pleased that the Commission has sought comment on a host of minority ownership proposals. We hope members of the public, including broadcasters, will file extensive comments and advance additional proposals."