FCC eliminates requirement to post station license

Today, the FCC has issued a Report and Order eliminating the requirement that broadcast stations (including LPFM stations) post a copy of their station license at the control point or transmitter of the station. The FCC cites the ability to view license authorizations online. The rule changes will take effect when this is published in the Federal Register.

FCCdata.org expanding into Mexico

Updated 11/6/2018

Users of FCCdata.org are now able to retrieve data from Mexico based on the records of the Instituto Federal de Telecommunicaciones (IFT), the Mexican communications regulator.  The Mexico data can be retrieved by clicking on the Mexico tab and requests can be made by call sign or community name.    There will also be links to the original documentation for each concession (licensee) at the IFT website.

So, who killed the radio star?

In response to Dick Taylor's blog "Automation Killed The Radio Star" and the subsequent discussion on The Broadcast Club on Facebook.

The narrow formatting of American radio is what killed the radio star. There are simply too many stations and formats. More group owners who see radio as nothing more than just a billboard with music to keep people entertained between the ads. 

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