Why Reed Hundt Thinks Telecom Act Changes For Radio Were a ‘Mistake’

By on Feb, 23 2016 with Comments 0

FCCThis month marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

The changes for radio were huge. National ownership limits were dropped entirely and local limits became tiered, depending on market size, with a total limit of eight stations in a market.

Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt has vivid opinions about the outcome of the changes, especially for radio.

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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.

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