FCC Adopts Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Broadcast Ownership Rules
By Kathryn R. Schmeltzer
At its June 21, 2006 Open Agenda Meeting, the FCC adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making (“FNPRM”) concerning its broadcast multiple ownership rules and at the same time announced the beginning of its quadrennial ownership review required by Congress. The FNPRM has two purposes: (1) it seeks comment on how to address the issues raised by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Prometheus Radio Project, et al. v. FCC, 373 F. 3d 372 (3rd Cir. 2004), and (2) it opens a comprehensive review of all the FCC’s multiple ownership rules.