U.S. Federal Communications Commission

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Council to Sneak Peek Pending State, Federal Legislation That Could Affect Dallas

    ​Doubtful Andrea's liveblogging today's meeting of the council's Ad Hoc Legislative Committee, fascinating though it may be. Because today's the day the council gets its Federal Legislative Update and the Development of the City's Legislative Program for the 82nd Session of the Texas Legislature, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    FCC Tells FOX to Hand Over Indecency Complaints. Instead, It Sends 'Em to KDFW.

    ​Variety's reporting that the Federal Communications Commission is fining FOX $25,000 over the January 3 episode of American Dad titled "Horse Chores," in which -- as the trade's Ted Johnson puts it -- there's a scene "in which two characters engage in ribald dialogue, followed by a scene in which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Not Donkeying Around, George Gimarc's Laughing It Up With His Latest Radio Format

    George Gimarc, like you didn't know​Almost four years ago, the great George Gimarc introduced us to his then-latest rock and roll alternative: a would-be syndicated format called Radio SASS, which stood for "Short Attention Span System" -- as in, no song lasted lasted longer than two minutes. Said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    It's Official: KERA's All-Music Station, KXT, Will Make Noise Starting November 9

    ​At last: KERA just sent word that its announced-in-June all-music radio station, now known as KKXT-FM (91.7), will officially makes its bow November 9 at 7 a.m. Also announced this morning were the nationally syndicated programs KXT, as it'll be known, will air: Acoustic Café, American Routes, M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    At 93.3 FM, Cumulus Has Gone Off a KLIF

    Yes, but will we see the return of these klassic kollections?​Late yesterday, a Friend of Unfair Park suggested that Cumulus Media's going to rebrand 93.3 on Your FM Dial as a pop-40 station -- as in, Justin Timberlake and the Black Eyed Peas. Maybe so. But this much is (almost) certain: Sooner th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    "The Process": Wanna Know When KERA's Debuting That New Music Station? Stay Tuned.​I was tracking down some information on the Federal Communications Commission's Web site regarding an unrelated matter, then figured while I was there I'd check in to see how the KVTT-to-KERA transfer was going. Because every few days, someone will ask me when KERA's going to launch its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 6

    Scouting assistant Rich Behm and his view of training camp.​10. Sounds to me like Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is leaning against rebuilding the indoor practice facility that collapsed May 2, leaving special teams coach Joe DeCamillis with a broken back, scouting assistant Rich Behm par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    KTVT's Got Itself a New UHF Signal

    ​Last week came word that KTVT-Channel 11 had gone to the Federal Communications Commission to get a new frequency following the digital transition. And why was such an emergency petition necessary? Because, according to KTVT docs on file with the FCC, the local CBS affiliate "has received thousan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Since Going All-Digital, KTVT-Channel 11 Has Lost "Large Numbers of Over-the-Air Viewers"

    www.mcsittel.comSo reports the great Ed Bark, who's peeked at a copy of the CBS affiliate's petition to the Federal Communications Commission in which KTVT's asking for a new frequency pronto. Uncle Barky's got the details, but the short version is: Channel 11 says the digital transition on June 12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    DOJ to Dallas ISD: Pay Up. And Say Adios to $150 Million in Federal Funding Requests.

    This just in from the U.S. Department of Justice's press department: The government and the Dallas Independent School District have settled their dispute involving the misuse of funds provided to the district for the so-called E-Rate program, created in 1996 to give "affordable access to telecommuni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    "Local Programs, Local Musicians, Local Talent": KERA's Singing a New Tune

    If you want a sneak peek at what KERA's new frequency will sound like, Paul Slavens's podcast is a "microcosm." That, and World Cafe.I just got off the phone with Deborah Johnson, the senior veep of marketing at KERA, who was more than happy to answer any and all questions concerning its just-announ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Two Dallas Religious Stations Will Make Digital TV Transition Well Before June Deadline

    Last month, the feds put off the digital TV transition till June 12 -- which isn't stopping two Dallas stations from making the switch well before the deadline. Late yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission released a list of some 150 stations going all-digital early, and among those making ... More >>

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    July 19, 2007
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    July 13, 2007
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    October 3, 2006
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    September 15, 2006
  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Slow Signal Fade

    Where should you aim your local radio antenna? At the Meat, of course.

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Canned News

    PR becomes "reporting" at WFAA

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2005
  • News

    March 24, 2005
  • Culture

    February 3, 2005

    Fragments of Fantasy

    Daniel Roth presents a world of missing parts and tainted possibilities

  • Music

    December 30, 2004


    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top 10 music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004


    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Thanks for the Mammary

    Plano group wants FCC to get a handle on breasts

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Tin Giant

    Let Belo buy every station in the country--makes my job easier

  • News

    June 19, 2003
  • Culture

    June 19, 2003

    What's Left of the Dial

    One nonprofit helped save radio. Sort of. For now.

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Radio Free Gomer

    Why would Dallas broadcast classical music to rural meth labs?

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Wave On

    Music's lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes on the shortwave radio dial

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Public Disinterest

    So is media consolidation a bad thing?

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    A Sad Salvation

    At SXSW, you couldn't hear the bad news over all that music

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Nowhere to Go but Up

    Plus: General Jerry, Her Bitchy Best, Homegirl

  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Bad Signal

    When Randy Angle disappeared, he left behind a multimillion-dollar fortune in a two-way radio -- and an ugly secret

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Talk isn't cheap

    Dallas County rakes in millions from pricey pay phones at the jail

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Welcome back, losers

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Daughter of the chaos

    Luscious Jackson's Jill Cuniff explains why it shouldn't be called "news"

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    International incident

    Dragonball Z is the Cartoon Network's top-rated show, thanks to a Fort Worth-based company that's unleashing a controversial American version of this Japanese hit

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Radio-Free Garland

    An unlikely suburban airwave pirate lands in the FCC's crosshairs

  • News

    February 18, 1999

    The Case of the Headless, Handless Corpse

    A reporter's tip helped detectives identify a mutilated body dumped along the Trinity, but finding the man's name led to a deeper mystery -- the disappearance of atheist gadfly Madalyn Murray O'Hair

  • Music

    October 1, 1998

    What's in a name?

    Everything, when you've got good luck with a capital 'F'

  • Music

    August 7, 1997

    Radio free America(s)

    Right now a local radio show is the only voice of Rock en Espanol in Dallas

  • News

    February 27, 1997

    Taking Howard Stern seriously

    The last interview you'll ever need to read with radio's greatest, loudest talker--and, just maybe, Hollywood's newest movie star

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    Static Quo

    The City of Dallas could make a fortune from WRR-FM. But powerful friends don't want anything to change at their little radio station.

  • Music

    September 19, 1996

    Imagine there's no Beatles

    Caught between two generations of Beatles fans

  • News

    February 8, 1996

    Lost children

    Television has replaced the family as the biggest influence in some kids' lives

  • Music

    November 16, 1995

    Station to station

    Ranger Rita tries to find a new voice of and for the people

  • News

    August 10, 1995

    The mouse that roared

    How telecommunications deregulation will help Disney--and other media giants--rule the world

  • Music

    January 19, 1995

    Noise annoys

    Compilation of "experimental music" skirts the line between art and nausea

  • News

    November 24, 1994

    Broadcast schmooze

    Proposed public-TV sanctions would target KERA hard sell

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