FCC Grants Temporary Audible Crawl Waiver

The FCC adopted an Audible Crawl Rule in April 2013 requiring TV stations, by May 26, to present aurally on a secondary audio program stream any non-newscast emergency information that a station presents visually. On March 27, the NAB filed a petition urging the FCC to grant a six-month extension of this deadline. On Tuesday, the granted the request, extending the general compliance deadline by six months to Nov. 30.