FCC Considers Dropping Letters from Public Files

By on May, 4 2016 with Comment 1

Email MarketingThe FCC will decide whether to drop the requirement that communication from the public needs to be kept in a station’s public inspection file.

At its May 25 meeting, the agency will vote on opening a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to eliminate the rule that stations keep copies of letters and emails as well as the requirement that cable operators reveal the location of their system’s principal headend.

Station owners have told the commission the letters and emails requirement doesn’t make sense as the public files for television have moved to the agency’s online database and soon radio’s will too.

About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

  1. I don’t think that all the letter writers realize that they are posting public information. This make so much sense in an era of identity theft.