FCC proposal could end payola probe: “Sources said that radio station groups would be required to set aside a certain amount of airtime for music produced independently. […] It was unclear how the airtime deal would work and what would qualify as ‘independently produced’ music, but the sources said that some of the commissioners are … Continue reading FCC: More Indie on the Radio
Jack Is the Decider: “Ten years after the 1996 Telecommunications Act destroyed the quaint notion, enshrined by Congress when it created the FCC in 1934, that the airwaves are a public trust, we’ve arrived at the perfect slogan for the age of media deregulation—’Playing what we want’ is a corollary of ‘Owning what we want.’” … Continue reading Jack Radio Format is Like George W. Bush
“The FCC Song” by Monty Python’s Eric Idle.
Tell Congress and the FCC to stop media deregulation. Update: Too late!
There’s a low grumble across America and it seems only Salon.com can hear it. By Phil Wise Since the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1995, there has been a steady consolidation of media in this country that threatens to choke our already anemic music business. The decisions for A&R, radio programming and concert promotion … Continue reading Deaf American