The InFOCUS Podcast: Anna Gómez


It has been a tumultuous eight months for the FCC when it comes to Radio. While many in the industry expected AM and FM to be on Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel’s back burner, the frequency and speed of regulations and actions taken concerning radio have led to surprise and concern.

While not addressing the most recent movements on AI or the FM duplication rule change, the newest Commissioner — Anna G. Gómez — did discuss two key issues to radio at the recent Hispanic Radio Conference in San Antonio. Gómez’s opening keynote came following a heartfelt introduction from Spanish Broadcasting System founder and Chairman and President/CEO Raúl Alarcón Jr., and this Radio + Television Business Report InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, offers her address in full.

Gómez shared her journey, and how she moved from Colombia to the U.S. while a middle school student. “It taught me to be resilient and adapt to new circumstances,” she said, and served as a blueprint for her framework in addressing the issues that come before her at the Commission.

Regarding policy matters, Gómez briefly discussed the FCC’s proposed rule that would mandate EAS participants expand to include prerecorded audio files in the 13 most common non-English languages spoken in the US, including Spanish. She also addressed the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act.

Listen to “The InFOCUS Podcast: Anna Gómez” on Spreaker.


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