The Media Bureau announces procedures to help radio and television stations resume and maintain broadcast operations to the residents of the areas impacted by Hurricane Rita. For additional information, broadcast stations should contact the Media Bureau staff specified in the attached document.
In order to provide additional time for bidder preparation and planning in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the upcoming auction of 171 FM broadcast construction permits (“Auction No. 62”), initially scheduled to commence on November 1, 2005, is rescheduled to begin on January 12, 2006. 1 In addition, certain pre- auction events and deadlines are rescheduled. See attached files for details.
Announces intention to provide over $200 million in immediate relief and to create new FCC bureau to better address public safety and homeland security.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that its offices providing emergency telecommunications service authorizations will be open on Saturday, September 10, 2005, and Sunday, September 11, 2005, to facilitate relief and reconstruction efforts by telecommunications providers affected by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Telecommunications providers needing FCC emergency assistance or STAs can call the FCC’s Communications and Crisis Management Center, which is open 24 hours a day, at (202) 418-1122.
On June 15, 2005, the FCC’s Media and Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus released a Public Notice 1 providing a list of all proposals received during the AM Auction No. 84 filing window that were determined to be mutually exclusive with other proposals submitted in the filing window. The Bureaus also announced a settlement period ending September 16, 2005, for certain parties with proposals in the MX groups to enter into settlement agreements or otherwise resolve their mutual exclusivities by means of engineering solutions, and a deadline of September 16, 2005, for the submission of amendments addressing the analysis of certain applications under Section 307( b) of the Communications Act. Continue reading “AUCTION NO. 84
SETTLEMENT PERIOD AND SECTION 307(B) SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31, 2005.”
The FCC today announced that FCC offices providing emergency telecommunications service authorizations will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the upcoming Labor Day weekend to facilitate relief and reconstruction efforts by telecommunications providers affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.
In order to get essential information to victims of Hurricane Katrina as quickly as possible, the Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau today suspended Commission rules to permit noncommercial educational (NCE) radio and television stations in New Orleans to rebroadcast programming, including commercial matter, received from commercial broadcast stations in a Public Notice. Continue reading “FCC’S MEDIA BUREAU TO ALLOW NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL STATIONS TO AIRESSENTIAL COMMERCIAL PROGRAMS TO VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA.”