Radio CEOs Lobby FCC For FM In Cell Phones
November 11, 2009 at 1:28 PM (PT)
A group of CEOs from the largest radio groups met with FCC Commissioners MICHAEL COPPS, MIGNON CLYBURN, ROBERT MCDOWELL, and MEREDITH ATTWELL BAKER and their staffs on TUESDAY (11/10) to push for the inclusion of FM receivers in cell phones. CLEAR CHANNEL's JOHN HOGAN, CITADEL's FARID SULEMAN, EMMIS' JEFF SMULYAN, GREATER MEDIA's PETER SMYTH, CUMULUS' LEW DICKEY, ENTERCOM's DAVID FIELD, BONNEVILLE's BRUCE REESE, and COMMONWEALTH's STEVE NEWBERRY were on hand for the meetings.
According to the ex parte letter filed with the Commission TODAY, the CEOs discussed the public safety aspects of putting FM tuners in cell phones, and also expressed support for the iBIQUITY-NPR compromise on power increases for HD RADIO signals.