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Biography for Monty Tayloe

Monty Tayloe, Associate Editor, covers broadcasting and the Federal Communications Commission for Communications Daily. He joined Warren Communications News in 2013, after spending 10 years covering crime and local politics for Virginia regional newspapers and a turn in television as a communications assistant for the PBS NewsHour. He’s a Virginia native who graduated Fork Union Military Academy and the College of William and Mary. You can follow Tayloe on Twitter: @MontyTayloe .

Recent Articles by Monty Tayloe

Rejecting Petition, FCC Slams Free Press, Defers to Stations' News Judgment

The FCC rejected Free Press’ emergency petition for inquiry into broadcasters airing allegedly false information about COVID-19 (see 2004060026). FCC Republicans slammed the petition as an attack on free speech. “At best, the Petition rests on a fundamental…Subscribe to Read >>

PSAs Effective Way to Inform Public on COVID-19, Academics Say

TV and radio public service announcements are a good choice for spreading information about the COVID-19 pandemic in the fractured U.S. media landscape, said academics and marketing CEOs asked about the White House and FCC Chairman Ajit…Subscribe to Read >>

O'Rielly Vows to Protect ATSC 3.0 Datacasting From Ownership Rules

Commissioner Mike O’Rielly vowed to prevent broadcast ownership regulations from applying to ATSC 3.0, in his written remarks Tuesday on the FCC NPRM on distributed transmission systems. That NPRM and media items on program carriage and significantly…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC March Media Items Expected to Be Unanimous

Media items slated for Tuesday’s commissioners’ meeting -- on distributed transmission systems (DTS) for ATSC 3.0, the definition of significantly viewed, and revised program carriage rules -- are expected to be approved unanimously, FCC and industry officials told us…Subscribe to Read >>

Pandemic Effects Hitting Radio Advertising, Listenership Hard

COVID-19 is having a negative impact on radio advertising, which could worsen once ratings start showing drops in listenership due to less telecommuting and rising unemployment, said analysts, broadcasters and company news releases late last week. iHeart RadioSubscribe to Read >>