A look at radio station ownership consolidation in context of the FCC’s quadrennial review of media ownership rules
On July 12, 2010, Future of Music Coalition filed comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s 2010 Media Ownership Review proceedings. [GN 09-182]
Our remarks focus on the history of consolidation in radio station ownership in the wake of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, and its impact on the FCC’s goals of localism, competition and diversity on the public airwaves. The comments utilize data from a number of FMC studies on the radio industry, all of which can be viewed here. They also make specific recommendations about ways that the FCC could advance its goals while nurturing for a robust commercial radio environment with more opportunity for musicians to be heard.