May 31, 2004

First Broadcasting, a commercial radio group, is petitioning the FCC to change its procedures for licensing stations. Some of the changes, if adopted, would affect public radio, including how the agency handles vacant allotments and community-of-license switches.
PBS President Pat Mitchell is one of three candidates for chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America named in a New York Times report. MPAA has found it hard to find a successor for Jack Valenti.