Home Login RADIO ONLINE RSS Facebook
Find Radio Online
AM FM HD

Advertisement

FCC R&O Proposes to Address Regulatory Fee Disparity


Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission

The FCC's Fiscal Year 2023 Regulatory Fees Report and Order addresses a longstanding concern that the regulatory fee methodology unfairly forces broadcasters to subsidize Commission work performed in its indirect bureaus and offices on behalf of other industries. The FCC has started to remedy this disparity by reallocating a portion of these costs to the industries that benefit directly from the work performed, resulting in a significantly lower cost burden for broadcasters.

In addition, the FCC significantly reduced regulatory fees for small radio broadcasters serving populations of less than 10,000. As a result, the broadcast industry's share of regulatory fees was reduced by 12% compared to FY 2022 and individual broadcasters will see a 5-7% decrease in regulatory fees compared to FY 2022.

NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt said in a statement, "NAB applauds the FCC for its hard work to ensure that its regulatory fee process allocates fees in a more fair and equitable way. This year's order is a significant step toward ensuring all parties that benefit from the FCC's work pay their fair share.

"In particular, NAB would like to thank Deena Shetler for leading the staff effort studying the best manner to modernize the Commission's approach. We appreciate the Commission's efforts and look forward to working closely with the FCC in future years to continue to refine the regulatory fee process."

Advertisement

Latest Radio Stories

iHM/San Francisco Names Hunt, Loughran as Program Director
Dan Hunt and Travis Loughran
Dan Hunt and Travis Loughran
iHeartMedia in San Francisco names Dan Hunt (far left) as Program Director for CHR KYLD (WiLD 94.9) and Travis Loughran as Program Director of Hot AC KIOI (Star 101.3), effective May 15. Hunt joins the Bay Area cluster from co-owned WWPW (Power More

Nueva Network and Zeno Media Teams for Digital Platform
Nueva Network and Zeno Media
Nueva Network and Zeno Media
Spanish-language media company Nueva Network inks a partnership with Zeno Media to unveil the new digital platform, Nueva Plus. Since its inception in March, 2021, Nueva Network has delivered Spanish-language media content, reaching Latinos across More

Triton Digital Issues March 2024 U.S. Podcast Ranker
Triton Digital
Triton Digital
Triton Digital has released its March 2024 (February 26-March 31), U.S. Podcast Ranker. SiriusXM Podcast Network remained in the #1 spot on the Top Sales Networks Report for the month of March, with 42.5 million Average Weekly Downloads and 13.2 More
Advertisement

MediaCo Acquires Hispanic Broadcaster Estrella Media
Estrella Media
Estrella Media
MediaCo, which owns WQHT-FM (Hot 97) and WBLS-FM in New York, has agreed to acquire Hispanic broadcaster Estrella Media, encompassing all network, content, digital and commercial operations but excluding its local radio and television stations for More

Adam Carolla Show Podcast Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary
PodcastOne
PodcastOne
PodcastOne's podcast "The Adam Carolla Show," hosted by comedian Adam Carolla, is celebrating its 15th Anniversary. Carolla, who was inducted into the 6th Annual Podcast Hall of Fame during Podfest Expo earlier this year, launched his eponymous show More

Premiere, Elvis Duran Add ''Give It A Chance'' Podcast
''Give It A Chance''
''Give It A Chance''
Premiere Networks and syndicated radio personality Elvis Duran have announced the addition of "Give It A Chance with Kevin Devine and Casey Jost" to the Elvis Duran Podcast Network. The new weekly podcast will launch Thursday, April 25 on the More

Return to Menu

Advertisement

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Radio news and headlines delivered right to your e-mail box -- and it's free.

Advertisement

Advertisement