Pai Endorses Radio, FM Chips

By Paul McLane

In one of his first public appearances as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai delivered a ringing endorsement of radio as a “social, local, mobile and vital” medium. But he put the quash on any slim hopes the industry might have held that he would support a mandated FM chip in smartphones.

Speaking to a group of about 70 North American broadcast leaders in a conference room at the National Association of Broadcasters headquarters in Washington, the new chairman brought his trademark sense of humor and personal anecdotes to his remarks. He echoed comments that have endeared him to many in the U.S. radio industry since he came to the attention of many in an early appearance as commissioner at the 2012 Radio Show.

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