Distilling Fact From Regulatory Flack
By Ken and Karen Benner
This is a subject best addressed with “The Coalition For Transparency, Clarification and Simplification of Regulations Pertaining to American Broadcasting,” the genesis of which took place in early 2012, after a small research grant was made available. The Coalition was registered with the Arizona Secretary of State to protect its name.
A long-term veteran licensed and certified contract broadcast engineer was named to head the effort and has since served as its Sr. Research Analyst. Confidentiality was assured for all parties submitting real or perceived examples of concern. Numerous reasonable examples have been shared, in confidence, with members of Congress and the FCC for their consideration.
Virtually all parties submitting such examples fear retaliation.