Dallas Group Urges Streamlined FCC Guidelines

Dallas-based First Broadcasting Investment Partners is urging the Federal Communications Commission to streamline its procedures governing radio facilities modifications and allocations.

NASHVILLE--Dallas-based First Broadcasting Investment Partners is urging the Federal Communications Commission to streamline its procedures governing radio facilities modifications and allocations.

The company filed a rulemaking request with the Commission asking for six key changes:

-Simplifying the procedure for moving a community's sole local service to a new community;
- Simplifying the procedure to remove non-viable FM allotments;
- A one-time settlement window to resolve the backlog of pending FM rulemakings and
- Permitting AM station community of license changes through a minor modification.

Gary Lawrence, president and vice chairman of First Broadcasting, says the changes the company is seeking are "designed to help the FCC staff streamline the FM and AM station modification change process and expand and improve radio station service."

First Broadcasting Investment Partners is a broadcast merchant bank that provides capital to the radio industry.
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