Christian Radio

This blog has been established to talk about Christian Radio (the industry) and to encourage those who are working in the industry. I would like to talk about news, music, programs and whatever else comes up. My goal is to get listeners and the professionals to talk about the issues to help make the ministry even better and stronger. Tell all you know about this blog.

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I'm the Executive Director of Mission Network News, a broadcast network servicing more than 900 radio stations in North America, New Zealand, Eucuador, Romania and Moldova

Friday, March 03, 2006

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FCC nomination

I just received information that the Senate Commerce Committee plans to hold a confirmation hearing on March 9 for telecommunications lawyer Robert McDowell to serve on the Federal Communications Commission. If confirmed, McDowell would give FCC Chairman Kevin Martin a Republican majority and allow him to proceed on controversial issues such as rewriting media ownership rules.

What will this mean for Christian radio? Who knows. In a time when large media companies are buying radio stations left and right and more and more local programming is going away, regulation may just be the ticket for a a local radio come-back.
Some believe FCC is expected to prevent a company from owning a newspaper and a radio or television station that serve the same market.

This may be what's needed to bring back local ownership of radio stations in many markets. We'll see.