FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Voices Strong Support for AM Radio Revitalization

October 2, 2015

Tweet The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, National Association of Broadcasters, and 50 minority and women CEOs representing over 140 AM radio stations across the nation, have been vocal proponents of concrete action from the Federal Communications Commission to revitalize AM radio and promote diverse broadcast ownership.  This […]

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MMTC, NABOB, NAB Urge FCC to Revitalize AM Radio and Minority Broadcast Ownership through FM Translator Waivers

October 1, 2015

Tweet On October 1, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) filed a joint letter with the Federal Communications Commission, urging the Commission to take steps to revitalize AM radio, which has had dangerously low levels of minority ownership since the FCC […]

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TODAY: MMTC CEO Kim Keenan Testifies before House Telecom Subcommittee on ‘Broadcast Ownership in the 21st Century’

September 25, 2015

Tweet At 9:30 am today, MMTC President and CEO Kim M. Keenan will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, discussing “Broadcast Ownership in the 21st Century.”  Her full testimony is available below. More details and a full list of other speakers are available on the Subcommittee website, here.  The […]

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MMTC Mourns the Loss of Co-Founder, Board Member, and Civil Rights Activist Everett C. Parker

September 17, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 17, 2015):  This morning, MMTC co-founder Dr. Rev. Everett C. Parker passed away after a lifetime of work advocating for America’s voiceless and serving as a pioneer in communications policy reform that ensured those voices were included.  Dr. Parker developed the public interest standard in broadcast media and laid a foundation […]

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17 Diverse National Organizations Recommend Practical Solutions to Modernize the Lifeline Universal Service Program

September 2, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 2, 2015):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), the National Urban League, and 15 other national and regional civil rights, professional, intergovernmental, and community-based organizations filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission in support of the Commission’s efforts to modernize the Lifeline program to include subsidized access to high-speed […]

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50 Signators Representing 140 Stations File Letter with FCC on AM Radio Revitalization to Advance Minority Ownership

August 31, 2015

Tweet Today, MMTC, along with 50 CEOs of minority-owned AM licensees who collectively own 140 AM radio stations across the nation, filed a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to open an FM translator filing window that is limited to AM licensees.  The full text of the letter is below: August 31, 2015 Hon. Tom Wheeler Chairman Federal […]

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26 National Orgs Urge FCC to Require Multilingual Emergency Alerts As 10 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Nears

August 26, 2015

Tweet On August 26, MMTC, along with 25 other national civil rights and public interest organizations, filed the following letter with the Federal Communications Commission, urging the Commission to adopt multilingual EAS rules that could save lives in times of crisis. August 26, 2015 RE:   Review of the Emergency Alert System (EB Docket No. 04-296); […]

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Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Social Advocacy Entrepreneurs – Apply by August 26th for $100,000 Prize!

August 19, 2015

Tweet Forbes is looking for entrepreneurs for its Thirty Under 30 list, focusing on social entrepreneurs who are motivated by faith to change the world around them. MMTC is helping to spread the word and provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to win $100,000. Forbes’s information on the entry process is below. Please help us spread the word! […]

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FCC to Host a Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop for Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses

August 13, 2015

Tweet This week, the FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (OCBO) will host a Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop focusing on private sector business opportunities for small-minority and women-owned businesses. OCBO has invited representatives from telecommunications and technology firms from across the country to discuss their organizations’ contracting procedures and to provide insight on how small […]

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The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s Five Principles of Civil Discourse

August 13, 2015

Tweet On July 15, 2015 MMTC’s Board passed Five Principles for Civil Discourse, which MMTC pledges to follow through heightened prescreening of media and social media content. MMTC invites other organizations to implement these Five Principles in their public advocacy and dialogue as well. The related Board resolution is available here.   The Multicultural Media, Telecom and […]

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