FCC Moves Forward With Common Antenna Site Modernization Query


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FCC on Friday at its October Open Meeting moved forward with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on whether to eliminate or revise its current rules regarding access to FM radio and TV antenna sites.

These rules — on the books since World War II — prohibit the grant, or renewal, of a license for an FM or TV station if the applicant or licensee controls an antenna site that is “peculiarly suitable” for broadcasting in the area and does not make the site available for use by other similar licensees.

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