Pai Says FCC Considering Allowing Payment Plan As Radio Faces Higher Annual Fees

August 4, 2020

It appears the radio industry’s efforts to convince the Federal Communications Commission to forego a proposed 4% to 5% hike in annual regulatory fees on stations are coming up short. In a pair of letters to members of Congress, FCC Chair Ajit Pai said the agency has little wiggle room under federal law and stations that cannot afford to pay would be eligible for an extended payment plan.

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