Chances are good that the National Assn. of Broadcasters will attempt to forge a voluntary code of conduct in the next few months.

WASHINGTON—Chances are good that the National Assn. of Broadcasters will attempt to forge a voluntary code of conduct in the next few months.

Such a code would keep the Federal Communications Commission from creating its own code to regulate broadcast-only programming that it deems profane, indecent or obscene.

FCC chairman Michael Powell gave NAB officials the green light on a self-imposed conduct code at a March 31 meeting. Federal lawmakers have also pushed for a new code.

This would be the second code of conduct for NAB. The first, in place for three decades, was knocked down on anti-trust grounds during the Reagan Administration in the 1980s.

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