3 of 10 Local Stations Air No Local News

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 9, 2011 – According to a report delivered today to the FCC, local broadcasters “do little or no local programming” and “about 30 percent air no local news.” The new report takes the air out of the broadcasters’ argument that squeezing more money out of retrans supports local programming, especially news.

The FCC Working Group report “Information Needs of Communities: The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age,” is available here.

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  1. clark

    this is going on the second month wala channel 10 has been blocked from from the air waves with medicom.I am paying $59.00 each month to medicom.channel 10 owner wants a lot of money. medicom will not pay more. the customer is left in the middle. I called medicom several times to take some % off the bill.no good answer was never given.fcc should look into this matter to see if all is legal on both sides.

  2. Claudia Reed

    Since Sept 1st of this year, we have not been able to watch CBS. Lin TV pulled the plug with Mediacom.
    I feel that Lin TV is holding the viewers hostage to get more money from Mediacom.
    This is bullcrap!!! It needs to stop.
    We need your help to get CBS back on the air.