Media Action Center is a group of of concerned residents throughout the U.S. led by former Emmy-winning broadcaster turned media reformer Sue Wilson. We have successfully influenced policy at the Federal Communications Commission and at local TV and Radio stations throughout the country for more than a decade to ensure We the People are truly served by the publicly owned airwaves. (See the archive of our work under "older posts.") We successfully forced Entercom to give up its $13.5 million license to KDND for killing a woman in a radio water drinking stunt. We have a long-running action to label Alex Jones' radio show as the fiction it is, which has taken Jones' program off dozens of radio stations nationwide. We educated the Supreme Court in FCC v Prometheus Radio on critical information to #SaveLocalNews.

Please see MAC's 2018 Comment to the FCC (below) to learn why these actions are crucial to Democracy. Find full journalistic coverage of the Supreme Court case and our Amicus brief, Sinclair Broadcasting's shell game, Alex Jones, the Strange v Entercom trial and other public interest media issues at For background on how we arrived in this era of disinformation and what to do about it, see Wilson's 2009 documentary Broadcast Blues.

FCC Mum on Zapple Decision

June 12, 2014
It has been nearly a month since the FCC ruled on MAC's "Zapple Doctrine" case, and I have yet to personally receive the decision.  (Friends notified me of the electronic ruling.) Apparently, the agency which continues to claim that we never filed a Zapple case doesn't think it has to send MAC its decision at all.  This despite the hundreds of dollars it took just to file the petitions to deny the licenses of WISN and WTMJ radio in Milwaukee. (Get this: the public must send four paper copies to the FCC to file such a case, three to remain at the FCC, and one to be returned to the Complainant as proof of filing. The corporations however, may file electronically, with just a push of a button.)
It's another example of how poorly this Federal agency is serving the public interest. As I have written before, as I have documented in Broadcast Blues, it's no surprise.  But we are not going away quietly, I assure you of that. What's it going to take? The Democracy's at stake!