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Mignon Clyburn Stepping Down from FCC Post

 Mignon Clyburn Stepping Down 

Mignon Clyburn Stepping Down

Mignon Clyburn stepping down as the FCC Democratic Commissioner. Clyburn who is an advocate for low-income minority communities announced plans to step down from the agency today, effective May 10. This ending her eight-year tenure with the FCC. "I’ve done all I know to do. And it’s time for me to serve in another way," she said. MIGNON CLYBURN ADDRESSES NAB Clyburn was an Obama nominee and former entrepreneur who joined the FCC in 2009. She is an outspoken proponent of Net Neutrality, lowering prison phone rates and media ownership reform but she consistently clashed with the current FCC chairman Ajit Pai over policy. This is certainly not a good look for Net Neutrality to remain a constant at this point. Mignon Clyburn Stepping Down from FCC Post This will leave an open seat for President Trump to assign someone else but it has to also be confirmed by the Senate. Another Obama appointee Terrell McSweeny also announced that she will be leaving the FCC at the end of the month.
 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to Headline Radio Luncheon at 2017 Radio Show

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai will keynote the Radio Luncheon at the 2017 Radio Show on Wednesday, September 6. The Radio Show, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), will be held September 5-8 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.

Designated FCC chairman by President Donald Trump in January 2017, Pai subscribes to a regulatory philosophy centered on innovation, investment, creating better products and services, lowering prices, job creation, and economic growth. He had previously served as commissioner at the FCC, appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate in May 2012.

During his time at the FCC as both a commissioner and chairman, Pai has been a champion on radio issues, including revitalizing the AM band, cracking down on pirate operations, supporting radio’s role during emergencies, and clearing outdated and onerous regulations.

“Throughout his tenure at the FCC, Ajit Pai has recognized time and again the indispensable role that local radio plays in communities across America,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “We look forward to hearing first-hand his plans for strengthening free and local broadcasting.”

Robert L. Johnson Speaks On FCC Chairman Wheeler’s Proposal To Increase Consumer Choice

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Radio Facts: Commenting on the FCC decision, Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) stated, "I am very pleased with the FCC decision that will create significant new opportunities for minority content and diversity. The decision will also benefit millions of minority consumers who will be released from paying exorbitant monthly rental fees for access to this new era of minority programming. I congratulate Chairman Tom Wheeler and ...
Various Chicago Stations Fined by the FCC for Failure to Comply with EEO Hiring Requirements

Various Chicago Stations Fined by the FCC for Failure to Comply with EEO Hiring...

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wlit-big The Federal Communications Commission is fining the following stations for failure to comply with EEO hiring requirements stating that that the following stations in Chicago did not comply with hiring requirements over the last couple of years by notifying various agencies of the openings. The stations named in the fines are: WNUA(FM), Chicago, IL, WGCI-FM, Chicago, IL, WKSC-FM, Chicago, IL, WGRB(AM), Chicago, IL, WLIT-FM, Chicago, IL, WVAZ(FM), Oak Park, IL. The FCC specifies: NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE Adopted: December 5, 2013 Released: December 5, 2013 By the Chief, Media Bureau In this Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (“NAL”), we find that AMFM Broadcasting Licenses, LLC (“the Licensee”), licensee of Illinois Stations WNUA(FM), Chicago; WGCI-FM, Chicago; WKSC-FM, Chicago; WGRB(AM), Chicago; WLIT-FM, Chicago; and WVAZ(FM), Oak Park (“the Stations”), apparently willfully and repeatedly violated the Commission’s equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) Rules by failing to comply with the requirement to notify job referral sources about vacancies and to self-assess EEO performance. Based upon our review of the facts and circumstances before us, we conclude that the Licensee is apparently liable for a monetary forfeiture in the amount of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000). To prevent future violations of these requirements, we also impose reporting conditions on the Licensee and any successor licensee of any of the Stations, as well as on the licensee of any stations that become a part of the above Stations’ employment unit during the reporting conditions periods listed below. Our review shows that, during the reporting period at issue (August 1, 2009, through July 31, 2011), the Licensee filled 36 full-time vacancies at its Stations and failed to provide notification of 33 of its vacancies to all organizations that had requested vacancy notification, as required by Section 73.2080(c)(1)(ii). For one vacancy, the Licensee failed to provide notification to three organizations that requested vacancy notification. For two vacancies, the Licensee failed to provide notification to 20 organizations that had requested vacancy notification. For two vacancies, the Licensee failed to provide notification to six organizations that requested vacancy notification. For four vacancies, the Licensee failed to provide notification to two organizations that requested vacancy notification. For six vacancies, the Licensee failed to provide notification to four organizations that requested vacancy notification. For 18 vacancies, the Licensee failed to provide notification to 21 organizations that had requested vacancy notification. 5. In addition, the Licensee violated our recruitment requirements repeatedly over a two-year reporting period. We thus find that the Licensee also failed adequately to “analyze the recruitment program for the licensee's unit on an ongoing basis to ensure that it is effective in achieving broad outreach to potential applicants, and address any problems found as a result of its analysis,” in violation of Section 73.2080(c)(3). 6. This NAL is issued pursuant to Section 503(b)(1)(B) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the “Act”).
FCC ACTING CHAIRWOMAN MIGNON CLYBURN TO ADDRESS NAB/RAB RADIO SHOW

FCC ACTING CHAIRWOMAN MIGNON CLYBURN TO ADDRESS NAB/RAB RADIO SHOW

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Radio Facts: Radio Facts: Organizers of the Radio Show, jointly produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB),...

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