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The transmission of radio / television signal for intended reception by the general public (over the air / not through terrestrial cable) is?

broadcasting

2

Point-to-point communication: intended for a select number of identified receivers is?

broadcasting

3

Radio spectrum is limited is the ______ rationale. Thus the government decides the rules for ____ and the rules for _____

scarcity/access/operations

4

______ Act required radio operators to be licensed

1912 Radio

5

_____ Act: a comprehensive set of rules aimed at creating order in broadcasting

1927 Radio

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______ Act: remains the base for all telecommunications regulations; created the Federal Communication Commission

1934 Federal Communications

7

_______ Act: revised licensing/ownership rules; added rules for new technologies (wireless, internet)

1996 Telecommunications

8

Federal communication commission has jurisdiction over all ?

forms of electronic communication

9

__________ should carry its powers for public convenience and interest

Federal Communication Commission

10

Letter of reprimand

is this considered one of the sanctions the FCC has against those who violate regulations?

yes

11

Cease and desist order

is this considered one of the sanctions the FCC has against those who violate regulations?

yes

12

Letter of appraisal and commitment

is this considered one of the sanctions the FCC has against those who violate regulations?

no

13

______ shall not interfere with the right of free speech

Federal Communication Commission

14

Long term cancelation

is this considered one of the sanctions the FCC has against those who violate regulations?

no

15

Forfeiture or fine

is this considered one of the sanctions the FCC has against those who violate regulations?

yes

16

Short term renewal

is this considered one of the sanctions the FCC has against those who violate regulations?

yes

17

long term renewal

is this considered one of the sanctions the FCC has against those who violate regulations?

no

18

non-renewal or revocation of licence

is this considered one of the sanctions the FCC has against those who violate regulations?

yes

19

in order to be licensed by the FCC, the application must be a citizen of the US or have less than ?% of foregin ownership

25%

20

in order to be licensed by the FCC, does the applicant must have sufficient funds to build and operate the station?

if so, can they have at least ___ months without earning any advertising revenue

yes/yes, 3

21

in order to be licensed by the FCC, the applicant must either possess or hire people who possess the technical qualifications to ?

operate a broadcast station

22

in order to be licensed by the FCC, the applicant must be honest and open in dealing with the ____ and must have good character

commission

23

When two or more persons seek the same license, the FCC uses an _______ to select who will receive the license

auction process

24

Congress has instructed the FCC to renew a broadcaster’s license every ? years as long as the follow certain regulations.

8

25

Congress has instructed the FCC to renew a broadcaster’s license every eight years as long as:

The station has served the _____ , convenience and necessity

public interest

26

Congress has instructed the FCC to renew a broadcaster’s license every eight years as long as:

The licensee has not committed any serious violation of ?

the Communication Act or FCC rules

27

Congress has instructed the FCC to renew a broadcaster’s license every eight years as long as:

The licensee has not committed any other violations that, taken together, would constitute ?

a pattern of abuse

28

Members of the public can challenge a ?

broadcast license renewal

29

A single company or individual may own television stations whose signals reach no more than ? percent of the total national viewing audience

45