Hot Talk - Radio Regulation Under the New FCC

September 7   •   10:30 a.m.  -  11:15 a.m.

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From updating the Equal Employment Opportunity and main studio rules to revitalizing AM, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under Chairman Ajit Pai keeps dropping hits that are music to the ears of radio broadcasters. And with a new deregulatory proceeding underway, more chart toppers may be on the way. Still, challenges remain, with fierce competition from alternative audio sources, ambient noise interference and pirate radio operators. Join our experts for a discussion of how the FCC’s new direction might benefit radio broadcasting, and if you’re lucky, make your station #1.


  • Larry Walke, Associate General Counsel, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, NAB


  • Michael Cooney, Vice President of Engineering & CTO, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.

  • Peter Doyle, Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

  • J. Scott Enright, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Emmis Communications Corporation