Amendments to Communications Act of 1934: Hearings Before a Subcommittee, Eighty-first Congress, First Session, on S. 1973, a Bill to Amend the Communications Act of 1934, as Amended. June 16-17, 1949
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1949 - Radio broadcasting - 151 pages
Considers legislation to reorganize operations and administrative practices of FCC.
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Page 2 - This report shall contain such information and data collected by the Commission as may be considered of value in the determination of questions connected with the regulation of commerce, together with such recommendations as to additional legislation relating thereto as the Commission may deem necessary; and the names and compensation of the persons employed by said Commission.
Page 66 - In considering applications for licenses, and modifications and renewals thereof, when and insofar as there is demand for the same, the Commission shall make such distribution of licenses, frequencies, hours of operation, and of power among the several States and communities as to provide a fair, efficient, and equitable distribution of radio service to each of the same.
Page 4 - Board to be designated by such order for action thereon, and by its order at any time to amend, modify, supplement, or rescind any such assignment or reference.
Page 20 - Commission at any time within said fifteen days for a hearing upon such order, and upon the filing of such written application said order of revocation shall stand suspended until the conclusion of the hearing conducted under such rules as the Commission may prescribe.
Page 35 - States is a party. (b) The station license required hereby, the frequencies authorized to be used by the licensee, and the rights therein granted shall not be transferred, assigned, or in any manner either voluntarily or involuntarily disposed of, or indirectly by transfer of control of any corporation holding such license, to any person, unless the Commission shall, after securing full information, decide that said transfer is in the public interest, and shall give its consent in writing.
Page 122 - A. McKENNA, Jr. MEMORANDUM By J A. MCKENNA JR. I. THE PROCEDURAL DEFICIENCY SOUGHT TO BE REMEDIED The problem to which this memorandum is directed arises in those cases where the Commission grants an application without hearing; a petition for reconsideration which seeks to have the grant set aside and a hearing held is thereafter filed; and the Commission denies such petition on the ground that it does not state a cause of action.
Page 2 - Without regard to the civil-service laws or the Classification Act of 1923...
Page 5 - No person shall use or operate any apparatus for the transmission of energy or communications or signals by radio...
Page 6 - No construction permit or station license, or any rights thereunder, shall be transferred, assigned, or disposed of in any manner, voluntarily or involuntarily, directly or indirectly, or by transfer of control of any corporation holding such permit or license, to any person except upon application to the Commission and upon finding by the Commission that the public interest, convenience, and necessity will be served thereby.