Radio News

FCC eliminates local studio requirements

October 25, 2017

The FCC voted yesterday to remove the requirement of radio and television stations to have a local studio in the community or within the coverage area of the station. The change comes as the FCC looks to simplify regulations and help smaller stations that do not have the resources to operate a fully staffed office better survive. As part of the change, all stations will soon be required to have their complete public file online. In addition the FCC will still require broadcasters to have a local telephone number in the community for listeners and viewers to contact the stations.