‘URadio’ Efforts Push Pai To Introduce Foreign Transparency NPRM


FCC concerns over a Section 325c permit tied to an entity believed by some to be directly tied to the People’s Republic of China’s Communist Party resulted in the silence earlier this year of a Mexican “border blaster” that had been serving Mandarin-speaking audiences across Southern California.

Now, Chairman Ajit Pai has introduced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would “ensure transparency of foreign government sponsored broadcast content” — a move that could prevent further questions as to who’s behind the content of such operations as URadio.

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