Twenty Years Later, FCC Acts On State Associations Petition On EEO


It was a time when OutKast dominated Top 40 radio and George W. Bush was gearing up for a reelection campaign as U.S. President. That’s when state broadcaster associations filed a petition seeking reconsideration of the Third Report and Order and Fourth NPRM regarding EEO data collection by the Commission.

On February 7, 2024, the FCC decided to act on that 2004 petition, granting it in part while also denying it in part, dismissing in part, and deferring in part.

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