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Media Bureau 2003 Headline Archives

12/19/03
Subject to Conditions, Commission Approves Transaction Between General Motors Corp., Hughes Electronics Corp. and the News Corporation Ltd.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Fact Sheet: Word | Acrobat
Powell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Martin Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

12/11/03
FCC's Localism Task Force Announces Details of Public Hearing on Localism in San Antonio, Texas.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

12/9/03
Electronic Filing of the Annual Signal Leakage Report Commences.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

12/9/03
Homeland Security: Industry Leaders Adopt Recommendations to Ensure the Security of Media Facilities During Emergencies.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

12/8/03
New Media Bureau Working Paper: "Empirical Aspects of Advertiser Preferences and Program Content of Network Television," by Keith S. Brown, Media Bureau, FCC and Roberto J. Cavazos, Department of Public Adminisration, Florida International University.
Word | Acrobat

12/5/03
Final Settlement Window Announced for Auction No. 81; Window to Close March 5, 2004.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/21/03
Media Bureau Announces Extension of Certain Filing Deadlines.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

11/6/03
AM New Station and Major Modification Auction Filing Window; Minor Modification Application Freeze - Auction No. 84.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Powell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Attachment A: Word | Acrobat
Attachment B: Word | Acrobat
Attachment C: Word | Acrobat
Attachment D: Word | Acrobat

11/4/03
FCC Adopts Anti-Piracy Protection for Digital TV.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Order: Word | Acrobat
Powell Press Statement: Word | Acrobat
Abernathy Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

10/23/03
DTV Transition Moving Forward: FCC Says More than 80% of Commercial DTV Stations Are On the Air. FCC Acts on Third Requests for Extension of the Digital Television Construction Deadline for Few Remaining Broadcasters.
Order: Word | Acrobat
News Release: Word | Acrobat

10/20/03
Commission Announces New Time for Public Hearing on Broadcast Localism in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

10/20/03
Agenda Released for FCC's October 22nd Charlotte Field Hearing on Broadcast Localism.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

10/16/03
Ken Ferree's Remarks to the 53rd Annual Broadcast Symposium Sponsored by IEEE and AFCCE: Word | Acrobat

10/15/03
Commission Announces Details of Public Hearing of Localism in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

10/9/03, 9/10/03
FCC Eases Digital TV Transition for Consumers.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Order - released 10/9/03: Word | Acrobat
Fact Sheet: Word | Acrobat
Powell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Abernathy Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Martin Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

10/9/03
Implementation of Section 304 of the Telecommunications of 1996, Commercial Availablity of Navigation Devices.
Text (R&O): Word | Acrobat
Powell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Abernathy Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Martin Statement: Word | Acrobat

10/8/03
FCC Fines 28 Radio Stations for Public File Violations.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Individual Notices of Apparent Liability:

WRVL-FM, Lynchburg, VA WWGB-AM, Indian Head, MD WMTD-FM, Hinton, WV
WQZK-FM, Keyser, WV WMTD-AM, Hinton, WV WXLK-FM, Roanoke, VA
WSNV-FM, Salem, VA WMGR-FM, Roanoke, VA WGMN-AM, Roanoke, VA
WVGM-AM, Lynchburg, VA WSLC-FM, Roanoke, VA WTMD-FM, Towson, MD
WXJM-FM, Harrisonbvurg, VA WDCI-FM, Bridgeport, WV WCSP-FM, Washington, DC
WKLP-AM, Keyser, WV WMSG-AM, Oakland, MD WCIR-FM, Beckley, WV
WTOP-FM, Warrenton, VA WLSA-FM, Louisa, VA WYYD-FM, Amherst, VA
WIWS-AM, Beckley, WV WFIR-AM, Roanoke, VA WYRE-AM, Annapolis, MD
WWHC-FM, Oakland, MD WHBG-AM, Harrisonburg, VA WYRV-AM, Cedar Bluff, VA
WEMC-FM, Harrisonburg, VA    

10/3/03
FCC Localism Task Force Announces Schedule of Hearings and Lists Full Membership of Task Force.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Filing Instructions: Word | Acrobat

10/3/03
Comment Deadline Set for Digital Low Power Television Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in MB Docket No. 03-185.  Comments Due November 25, 2003.  Reply Comments Due December 26, 2003.
NPRM: Word | Acrobat
News Release (8/6/03): Word | Acrobat

9/30/03
Electronic Filing Commences for Cable Operators
Users can access the electronic filing system via the Internet at: main | alternate

9/23/03
FCC Form 396-C Implemented for Filing; Grace Period Established to Allow Timely Filing Through October 15, 2003.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Form: Acrobat
Electronic Filing Through CDBS: Media Bureau CDBS Login Page.
See the Media Bureau EEO Page for More Information.

9/22/03
FCC Grants Conditioned Approval of Univision/HBC Merger.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Order: Word | Acrobat
Powell, Abernathy & Martin Joint Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps & Adelstein Joint Statement: Word | Acrobat

9/17/03
FCC Forms 301, 314, and 315 Approved and Available For Use.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

9/10/03
FCC Eases Digital TV Transition for Consumers.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Fact Sheet: Word | Acrobat
Powell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Abernathy Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Martin Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

9/10/03
Media Bureau to Terminate Temporary Broadcast Station Application Freeze; Revised Processing Guidelines Announced.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

9/9/03
In Response to Request for Declaratory Ruling Filed by Infinity Broadcasting Operations Inc., News Interview Segments of "The Howard Stern Show" Found to Qualify for Bona Fide News Interview Exemption Under Section 315(A)(2) of the Communications Act of 1934, as Amended.
Declaratory Ruling: Word | Acrobat
Original Letter from Infinity Broadcasting Operations Inc.

9/5/03
Media Bureau Announces Temporary Freeze on the Filing of Forms 301, 314, and 315 for Commercial Broadcast Stations.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/29/03
FCC Releases Text of Notice of Proposed Rule Making to Consider Rules, Policies, and Procedures for Digital Low Power Television, Television Translator and Television Booster Stations.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
NPRM: Word | Acrobat

8/28/03
Settelment Period Announced for Closed Groups of Pending Low Power FM Mutually Exclusive Applications Filed in Windows I, II, and III.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Attachment: Excel | Acrobat

8/20/03
Application for Consent to the Transfer of Control of Licenses and Section 214 Authorizations by Time Warner Inc. and America Online, Inc., Transferors, to AOL Time Warner Inc., Transferee, Petition of AOL Time Warner Inc. for Relief from Condition Restricting Streaming Video AIHS.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Powell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps/Adlestein Statement: Word | Acrobat

8/14/03
Motion to Extend Page Limits on Reconsideration, Filed by Diversity and Competition Supporters, Granted by Media Bureau.
Order: Word | Acrobat

8/14/03
FCC Forms 301, 314 and 315 Approved and Available for Use; Media Bureau Announces End to Freeze on the Filing of Form 301, 314, and 315 Applications and Amendments.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

8/12/03
Definition of Radio Markets for Areas Not Located in an Arbitron Survey Area.
Order: Word | Acrobat | Acrobat

7/15/03
FCC Media Bureau Announces New Senior Economic Team and Economic Research Initiative.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

7/11/03
FCC Releases Erratum of Report and Order Setting Limits on Media Concentration.
Erratum: Word | Acrobat

7/11/03
Comments Sought on the Mitre Corporation's Technical Report, "Experimental Measurements of the Thrid-Adjacent Channels Impacts of Low Power FM Stations".  Comments Due by September 12, 2003.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Mitre Report Entry in ECFS (6/30/2003)

7/8/03
FCC Releases Report on 2002 Cable Industry Prices.
Report: Word | Acrobat
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

7/2/03
FCC Sets Limits on Media Concentration: Unprecedented Public Record Results in Enforceable and Balanced Broadcast Ownership Rules; FCC Releases Text of Report and Order.
R&O: Word | Acrobat
Attachment: Word | Acrobat
Powell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Abernathy Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word |Acrobat
Martin Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein 7-2-03 News Release: Word | Acrobat

6/30/03
FM Translator Auction No. 83 Non-Mutually Exclusive Applications.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Attachment: Excel | Acrobat

6/27/03
Ken Ferree's Remarks to the Progress & Freedom Foundation's "Net Neutrality" Conference.
Word | Acrobat

6/2/03
Media Bureau Announces Processing Guidelines Under New Order for Broadcast Station Applications.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

5/28/03
Homeland Security: Industry Leaders Consider Emergency Communications and Public Warning System Recommendations.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
News Release: Word

5/21/03
Media Bureau Letters Gathering DTV Transition Information from Industry Participants.
Questionaires: Acrobat

5/16/03
General Motors Corporation, Hughes Electronics Corporation, and the News Corporation Limited Seek Approval to Transfer Control of FCC Authorizations and Licenses Held by Hughes Electronics Corporation to the News Corporation Limited.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

4/25/03
Commercial Availability of Navigation Devices.
Order and FNRPM: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat

4/16/03
FCC Establishes Remedial Steps for Failure to Comply with Digital Television Construction Schedule.
Order: Word | Acrobat

4/4/03
AOL Time Warner Inc. Submits Petition for Relief from Instant Messaging Interoperability Requirements.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat.
Report: Acrobat

3/31/03
Interim Policy Concerning Placement of EEO Public File Report in a Broadcaster's Public File.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/24/03
FCC Media Bureau Marks Its First Anniversary.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

3/13/03
FCC Implements New Electronic Filing Capability.
News Release: Word | Acrobat

3/6/03
FCC Media Bureau Chief Kenneth Ferree's Written Statement on Copyright Piracy Prevention and the Broadcast Flag.
Statement: Word | Acrobat
Attachment A: Word | Acrobat
Attachment B: Word | Acrobat

3/5/03
FM Translator Auction Filing Window and Application Freeze Extended to March 17, 2003.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/6/03
Requests for Further Extension of the Digital Television Construction Deadline.
Order: Word | Acrobat

2/6/03
FM Translator Auction Filing Window and Application Freeze.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Attachment A: Word | Acrobat
Attachment B: Word | Acrobat
Attachment C: Word | Acrobat
Attachment D: Word | Acrobat

1/29/03
FCC Releases Reconsideration and Order on Inside Wiring and Customer Premises Equipment; Cable Home Wiring.
Order: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Martin Statement: Word | Acrobat

1/27/03
FCC Initiates Second Review of DTV Transition.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
NPRM: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Acrobat

1/21/03
Application for Consent to the Transfer Control of Licenses from Comcast to AT&T.
Order: Word | Acrobat

1/10/03
FCC Seeks Comment on Cable-Consumer Electronics Agreement on "Plug and Play."
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Order: Word | Acrobat
Appendix B: Acrobat
Abernathy Statement: Word | Acrobat

1/10/03
Application of Echostar Communications Corporation, General Motors Corporation, and Hughes Electronics Corporation.
Order: Word | Acrobat


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