PICON stands for public interest, convenience, and necessity. PICON is the standard that the FCC uses to set parameters for its control. It is a basis the FCC uses to decide how to monitor the radio stations, and what they broadcast. PICON was brought into action when the Communications Act of 1934 was passed. That stated the rules and regulations that the FCC had to follow as well as the rules that radio stations had to
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PICON affects the modern FCC because it still regulates what is allowed to be broadcasted on the air. When radio stations attempt to renew their licenses they must justify the use of their airtime. They must show reasoning for being allowed to broadcast.
Currently the FCC should enforce the regulations set by PICON. It ensures that stations broadcast material that is useful and with some purpose. Current laws should keep PICONís regulations in existence.