FCC adopts new procedure for awarding commercial FM allotments using Tribal Priority; expands opportunities for Native Nations to acquire FM stations broadcasting to tribal lands.

In the Third Report and Order, the FCC continues to enhance the ability of federally recognized Native American Tribes and Alaska Native Villages not only to receive radio service tailored to their specific needs and cultures, but to increase ownership of such radio stations by Tribes and Tribal-owned entities.

Please see attached PDFs for more information.


Third Report and Order [168 KB PDF]
Statement of Commissioner Michael J. Copps [59 KB PDF]