Maintaining Compliance With the FCC Rules in Radio Broadcast Stations


Reprinted by permission from W.C. Alexander, Crawford Broadcasting, Director Engineering,



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While compliance with the FCC’s rules and regulations that pertain to the operation of radio broadcast stations has long been incumbent upon the licensees of such facilities, in today’s enforcement environment, broadcasters have more at risk than ever before. For this, our industry can thank the few whose irresponsible actions have precipitated much closer regulatory scrutiny than we have had in the past. Some, however, is also due to this age of deregulation. The purpose of this paper is to assist radio station managers in understanding and insuring compliance with all the applicable regulations.