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Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1971
Fiscal 1971 saw major actions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in all areas of its jurisdiction. In broadcasting, the FCC proposed new renewal rules and policies and issued a number of significant rulings on Fairness Doctrine matters. A policy statement outlining FCC cable television plans was submitted to the Congress. In the common…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Annual Reports, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television
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Rivera-Sanchez, Milagros; Ballard, Michelle – Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 1998
Contributes to scholarship on press freedom, indecency, and federal regulation by examining the 36 cases between 1987-1997 in which the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) issued indecency fines. Investigates various factors and finds that, while the FCC appears to follow a fairly predictable pattern, there are elements of arbitrariness. (SR)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Court Litigation, Federal Regulation, Freedom of Speech
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Levin, Harry J. – Journal of Communication, 1986
Reviews the empirical evidence cited by the FCC in favor of increasing the allowable number of radio and TV stations owned by one group. Argues FCC was biased in favor of deregulation despite weighty evidence indicating continued need for regulation. (MS)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Government Role
Huff, W. A. Kelly – 1988
The emergence of frequency modulation or FM radio signals, which arose from the desire to free broadcasting of static noise common to amplitude modulation or AM, has produced the controversial development of stereo broadcasting. The resulting enhancement of sound quality helped FM pass AM in audience shares in less than two decades. The basic…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Broadcast Reception Equipment, Government Role
Netteburg, Kermit – 1980
This paper examines the question of whether the religious broadcasting industry has indirectly received unconstitutional aid from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It reviews individual FCC cases involving religious programing and religious broadcasters, the constitutional meaning of the establishment clause, and the limits the courts…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Church Role, Radio, Religious Factors
Glasser, Theodore L. – 1983
That competition in broadcasting may not bring about sufficiently heterogeneous programing has long been the subject of debate among policymakers, and nowhere has that debate been more acrimonious than in its application to the diversification of radio formats. While the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prefers to leave questions of…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Competition, Court Litigation, Federal Courts
Swearer, Harvey F. – 1971
Jobs in radio arts, from serviceman to station engineer, are easier to get if one has a recommendation of the U.S. Government in the form of a license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This study guide for FCC radiotelephone licenses is designed to thoroughly prepare the applicant for any radiotelephone exam and to serve as a…
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Electronic Technicians, Engineering Technicians, Guides
Jennings, Ralph M. – 1972
In order to encourage more citizen action and public awareness in broadcasting, this guide enumerates the step-by-step procedures that citizens must take to deal with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The guide exhaustively reviews the policy areas where current FCC television and radio licenses are vulnerable to public scrutiny. It…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Television, Citizen Participation, Commercial Television
Garay, Ronald – 1978
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is empowered with a delicate balance of executive, legislative, and judicial powers, putting the Commission in a vulnerable position whenever its decisions are reviewed. This paper takes the position that a "super-regulatory" title is unjustified when applied to the legally sanctioned role…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Court Litigation, Court Role, Decision Making
Virts, Paul H. – 1982
Because the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) decision to deregulate commercial radio has created great controversy over what constitutes "public interest" in broadcast deregulation, this paper provides a brief historical analysis of the bases for defining the public interest standard in broadcast regulation and examines the use…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Regulation, Models, Public Agencies
Zenaty, Jayne W. – 1978
This paper explores FM radio's struggle for survival in the 1940s, focusing primarily on the impact of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision making and on the influence and activities of the well-established radio corporations, primarily the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). It describes the invention of FM radio by Edwin H. Armstrong…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Regulation, Inventions, Mass Media
Jacklin, Phil; And Others – 1974
This petition, submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), proposes an "adequate access policy" that would enable broadcasters to comply with the FCC's Fairness Doctrine. Following this policy, broadcasters would provide individuals with free public access time in the form of "free-speech messages"--one-minute,…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Citizen Participation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Freedom of Speech
Brill, Bettye Wright – 1984
The 20-year conflict of the United Church of Christ (UCC) with the broadcast industry concerning discrimination is described in this report, which first details in part how UCC's challenge to the license renewal of station WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, established important legal precedents. It then describes UCC's groundbreaking work in…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Civil Rights, Commercial Television, Federal Regulation
Anderson, Keith B.; Woodbury, John R. – 1989
Recently the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been considering modifications to its regulations governing local and national media ownership and has indicated more interest in the efficiency consequences of the regulations, including those that might arise from common ownership of multiple radio stations. This paper seeks to determine…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Efficiency, Federal Regulation, Policy Formation
Huff, W. A. Kelly – 1988
Historically, radio broadcasting has been affected by innovational, social, technological, and economic change. For instance, FM (frequency modulation) radio emerged out of a desire to free broadcasting of static noise common to AM (amplitude modulation) signals. The eventual response by AM was to improve the technology of the signal. The inquiry…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Broadcast Reception Equipment, Government Role
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