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The FCC has proposed eliminating the main studio rule, which requires AM, FM, and TV stations to have a studio in or near the community they serve and to have a locally staffed office.

Shop Talk - July 2

Jul 3, 2012

The panelists talk about the possible addition of many more lower power FM (LPFM) stations to the nation's airwaves.

The magazine Current reported the FCC is getting ready to open a filing window for LPFM applications. It would be the first such filing window in more than a decade.

Shop Talk - May 22

May 22, 2012

The panelists talk about a new requirement regarding the political advertising sold by network television stations in the nation's 50 largest markets.

The FCC board voted to have those stations post certain data on-line. That includes information on who bought political ads, when, and how much they paid.

Broadcasters are already required to file the information at their stations but the board feels it will be more accessible if posted on the web.