For years, democrats have been trying to reinstate the so called Fairness Doctrine in an effort to silence conservative talk shows on the radio. Now the FCC is considering new regulations that could devastate the Christian radio industry.[ad#cws-blog-right-300×250]If these regulations are adopted Christian radio stations could be forced to turn over portions of their airtime to groups with opposing messages.
The first rule change would force radio stations to take programming advice from a local advisory committee representative of the area’s population. If the station refuses, the advisory committee can file a complaint with the FCC which would delay broadcast license renewals.
Stations would also be required to file a quarterly report detailing their programming and how it represents a cross section of the local population.
Another proposed change would force stations to grant a portion of air time to any public group making a request, similar to cable companies public access channels.
The FCC is also considering a rule that would put the broadcast license renewal in the hands of politically appointees. You can imagine how this would affect the renewal of Christian broadcast licenses. Any station that broadcasts messages opposed to sinful lifestyles would surely lose their license in areas where liberals are in charge of approving their renewals.
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