NAB Requests Ownership Expansion in December FCC Vote

According to a report in Inside Radio, the next FCC open meeting on December 12 is scheduled to bring its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to a vote seeking public recommendations on a variety of rules, including local radio ownership.

The National Association of Broadcasters requested that companies be allowed to own as many as 10 AM or FM stations in the biggest markets. The NAB advocated for allowing a company to own up to ten stations in the largest markets, with no limits on how many of those stations are FMs or AMs.