Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Peter Doyle is the chief of the Media Bureauís Audio Division and has held this position since May 2001. He joined the Commission in 1995, was appointed Assistant Chief in 1996, and served as Deputy Chief between 1998 and 2001. He has been a major contributor to several rulemaking proceedings to streamline broadcast application processing and licensing procedures, reform FM allotment rulemaking procedures and Section 307(b) processing policies, initiate electronic filing, and increase flexibility in the radio technical rules. Current issues of concern include implementation of the Local Community Radio Act, the resumption of FM translator new station licensing, and the AM Revitalization rulemaking proceeding. Recent policy efforts include rulemakings to implement the LCRA and promote a vital community radio service, to permit AM stations to use FM translators and, more generally, to revitalize the AM service, to raise terrestrial radio digital power levels and to promote the growth of tribally owned radio stations. Doyle also has testified before Congressional committees and participated in international seminars on broadcast regulatory issues. Between 1985 and 1995 Doyle was in private practice where he specialized in broadcast and cable matters.
Doyle earned a JD degree (1985, cum laude) from the Georgetown University Law Center. He also holds an MA in philosophy. He worked on Capitol Hill between 1977 and 1985.