NAB Seeks Cross Ownership Repeal


FCC2014Noting the recent appeals court decision lambasting the FCC for falling behind on its quadrennial review of broadcast ownership rules, NAB reminds the commission the restrictions blocking co-ownership of radio and television stations in a market need to go.

Even the agency itself noted in 2011 they’re no longer needed to promote the public interest, NAB tells the agency in an ex parte filing.

The timing is key as FCC Chairman Wheeler told lawmakers recently he’d circulate proposed updates to the media ownership rules by the end of this month.