WASHINGTON, DC—The FCC is considering streamlining and simplifying some rules impacting noncommercial educational and low power FM radio stations. In an interview with Radio World, Womble Bond Dickinson telecom attorney John Garziglia says such changes would be welcomed.

The proposed rule changes involve how the FCC considers competing applications for such stations. Some critics have said that the complex current rules for resolving competing applications has been challenging for some NCE and LPFM stations.

“The FCC’s staff is to be commended for reviewing its rules that appear to cause compliance issues for NCE applicants,” Garziglia said. “To address those compliance issues, the FCC is proposing rule changes that keep underlying policies in place but make compliance less complicated for new station applicants.”

Click here to read “FCC Hopes to Streamline NCE Selection Rules” in Radio World.

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