FCC license jam may break free soon

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The freeze in new broadcast licenses might thaw soon, Washington attorneys
predicted Friday.

The Federal Communications Commission Friday submitted for approval by the
Office of Management and Budget new license-application forms that account for
changes to media-ownership rules.

An OMB sign-off is expected in roughly three weeks.

After the FCC's June 2 vote to change ownership rules, the agency stopped
accepting new license applications until the new forms could be readied.