CC, CBS, Entercom Support MMTC 'Rescue' Plan
November 23, 2009 at 5:05 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO, ENTERCOM, and CLEAR CHANNEL have filed comments supporting the MINORITY MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL's proposals to increase ownership diversity and localism, the 17-proposal "radio rescue" petition.
"Many of MMTC's proposals are thoughtful and target technical and engineering rules and policies that have become vestiges of a bygone era and are ripe for review and appropriate deletion or revision," the parties wrote in comments filed last week.
The three group broadcasters specifically agreed with proposals to eliminate the AM nighttime community of license coverage rule, replace the AM minimum efficiency standard with a "minimum radiation" rule, allowing Class C stations in Zones I and IA, eliminating "non-viable" FM allotments, and conducting tutorials on the FCC's complex engineering rules.