Sep 30, 2003

Noncommercial radio broadcasters can apply to the FCC to reserve certain vacant FM allotments. The deadline is Nov. 21. (PDF.)
As the number of TV channels grows, the number that the average household watches grows much more slowly, illustrating the squeeze on audience size. It's now 15 out of 102. In terms of percentage, that's a new low of 15 percent, reports MediaPost. (Thanks to Benton Foundation for the link.)
KCET, Los Angeles, has backed out of a joint bid for the license of KOCE in Orange County, the Los Angeles Times reported. The public TV station's licensee, Coast Community College District, is expected to choose a buyer Oct. 15. This leaves KOCE's nonprofit fundraising arm competing against higher bids from three religious broadcasters.