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Dear FCC: What is Radio in 2018?

So the FCC is contemplating the relaxation of radio ownership rules. Some broadcasters want to own more stations under one roof in order to compete with more platforms attacking radio from the fringes. Central to this issue is what radio “is” now. In order to regulate something you need to know what it is and […]

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Posted in definition, fcc, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, nielsen, ownership, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, regulation, rules. change, spotify, tower

The FCC Needs to Have Its Head Examined

From Radio Ink: The FCC’s  detailed explanation why it’s not allowing more deregulation is very specific about what radio is expected to deliver. In rejecting the NAB’s increased competitive environment, the FCC points out that Satellite Radio and Internet Radio are “national platforms,” not likely to respond to competitive conditions in local markets. And, no […]

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Posted in deregulation, fcc, local, local market, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, national, pandora, public interest, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, siriusxm