NAB: Broadcasters Close To Local Communities
June 12, 2008 at 1:38 PM (PT)
The NAB's latest filing in the FCC's localism docket reiterated the organization's opposition to new regulations and asserted that despite the "assertions of small numbers of media critics," "radio and television broadcasters are closely connected with their local communities and provide a wealth of community-responsive programming."
Pointing out that only 0.9% of all renewal applications are contested, the NAB, in reply comments filed in the proceeding late WEDNESDAY, said that "99.1 percent of all licensees were serving their communities so well that their license renewal applications were unopposed. The Commission cannot disregard this concrete, numerical evidence as to viewer and listener satisfaction with their local broadcast stations."