Tag: FCC

It's Official: Chairman Julius Genachowski to leave FCC

Updated 3/22 -- WASHINGTON, DC -- The rumors we first reported last night are confirmed: Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski will be leaving his post in "the coming weeks."  As expected, Genachowski made the announcement today.

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FCC approves sale for Ithaca's WNYY to gain FM simulcast

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- Progressive Talk 1470 (WNYY) is a big step closer to gaining a presence on the FM dial.  The FCC says it has approved the sale of a construction permit for a future FM translator to WNYY owner Saga Communications.

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FCC reminds TV stations of public file deadline

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Federal Communications Commission issued an important reminder to television stations today: the deadline to comply with new public inspection file requirements is approaching. Stations must have all required documents uploaded to the FCC's website by midnight on Monday.

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FCC reinstates WKAJ construction permit

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Back in 2012, it seemed as if 1120 WKAJ would be the radio station that disappeared before it got started.  The FCC cancelled the construction permit and deleted WKAJ from its call sign database after owner Cranesville Block Company missed a key deadline, that had already been extended by two months.  But […]

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Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY to Expand to FM Dial

ITHACA -- Pending FCC approval of two applications filed late last week, Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY could be expanding to the FM band. FCC documents show WNYY owner Saga Communications is ready to pay $60,000 to take over a construction permit for a new translator at 97.7FM. Once construction is complete, the translator will simulcast […]

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FCC Lifts Basic Cable Encryption Ban

WASHINGTON, DC -- For many years, cable TV customers who didn't want to pay the extra fee to rent or buy a set-top box could still see plenty of channels by connecting a cable directly to their TV sets.  Even today, it's possible to see most of Time Warner's analog channels and local broadcast digital […]

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FCC Approves 99.1 Signal Upgrade in Utica

UTICA/ROME -- The long-anticipated arrival of ESPN Radio on the FM dial in Utica is a step closer to reality. The FCC recently approved a request to move translator W256AJ from the roof of Hotel Utica to a more advantageous perch atop Smith Hill.

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Observers Continue to Question WKAL's Status

UTICA-ROME -- If you've been eager to find out what the new owners of 1450 WKAL/Rome plan to do with the signal, it appears you'll have to wait a bit longer.  After WKAL's owners told the FCC it had finally resumed full-time broadcasting for the first time in nearly a year, the station went silent […]

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New Station WTMI Appears to Meet Construction Deadline

Updated 5/14 -- AUBURN -- New radio station 88.7 WTMI/Fleming has met the required FCC deadlines to commence broadcasting and to file the necessary paperwork to have its construction permit upgraded to a permanent broadcast license.  Today, the FCC website was updated to show that WTMI's applications for program test authority and license to cover were […]

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Cranesville Asks FCC For Another Chance on DWKAJ

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Even though the FCC had previously made it clear that it's decision stands regarding the cancelled construction permit for a new AM station just east of the border between the Utica-Rome and Albany-Schenectady-Troy radio markets, the would-be owner of the station is asking for another chance from the FCC.

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