FCC Meeting – Divided Commission Approves JSA Restriction
By| April 1, 2014
No surprises at the FCC’s Open Meeting Mon. In a 3-2 vote along party lines, the agency approved an order that would make JSAs with more than 15% of station’s ad sales attributable under ownership rules. Despite recent pushes from the Hill to grandfather existing JSAs, the FCC is giving parties 2 years to comply, while waiver requests, considered on a case-by-case basis, must show strict compliance is inconsistent with the public interest. Republican commissioners slam the move and the chairman fires back. More on this plus a verdict on retrans.
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