By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 11-20-18

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai did the unveiling Tuesday (Nov. 20) in his monthly blog post on the items the FCC plans to vote on at its next public meeting, which he does when the tentative agenda is released 21 days before the meeting.

“On the media front, we’ll be kicking off a review of our media ownership rules – a review we’re required by statute to conduct every four years,” he said.  “The 2018 Quadrennial Review, as it’s called, will begin with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which seeks public input on the relevant rules, such as the Local Radio Ownership Rule, as well as several diversity-related proposals.”

Senior FCC officials speaking on background said the review would not include either the 39% cap on national audience reach or the UHF discount from that cap.  » Read More