Broadcast deregulation

The first step in broadcast deregulation was removing any pretense that broadcasters “served” the public.  Story is here.

The second phase in broadcast deregulation was the removal of many ownership rules.  Story is located here

The Act was claimed to foster competition. Instead, it continued the historic industry consolidation begun by Reagan, whose actions reduced the number of major media companies from around 50 in 1983 to 10 in 1996[19] and 6 in 2005.[20] An FCC study found that the Act had led to a drastic decline in the number of radio station owners, even as the actual number of commercial stations in the United States had increased.[21]

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