28. Take steps to minimize the significant economic impact on small businesses and consider meaningful alternatives. The FRG requires an agency to describe all the key alternatives it has considered in implementing its proposed approach, which may include, among other options: 1) establishing different compliance obligations, reports or schedules that take into account the resources available to small businesses; (2) clarifying, consolidating or simplifying compliance or reporting obligations under the small business rule; (3) the use of performance standards instead of design; and (4) a derogation from coverage of the rule or part of it for small businesses. The NPRM is seeking an opinion on the removal of the broadcaster duplication rule, which would relieve broadcasters, including small businesses, of the costs of complying with the rule. The NPRM also asks for comments on changing the rule rather than repealing it, alternatives that minimize any burden on small businesses, and maintaining the existing rule. A Local Marketing Agreement (LMA), also known as the Time Brokerage Agreement (TBA), is the sale of discrete time blocks by a licensee to a «broker» who provides spotanks programming and commercial announcements to fill that time. 10. In adopting Section 73.3556 in 1992, the Commission found some advantages that allow for some planning of mouth-watering work. In particular, the Commission found that some duplication would save resources for local broadcasters invested in the production of expensive programmes.
By limiting duplication programming to 25% of a station`s total average weekly programming hours, the Commission sought to strike the right balance between the possibility of transforming expensive programmes and the continued promotion of competition and diversity of programming in the local market. Are there still the advantages of dual programming identified by the Commission in the current market? Is the 25% overlap in the total number of hours of average weekly programming on a channel remaining in balance, given the changes that have occurred over the past 27 years? If we maintain and change the rule, the level of programming that can be duplicated in current stations should be increased or reduced, and if so, what would be that reasonable percentage? Commentators should justify any proposed changes to authorized programming and explain the benefits they believe will be to radio stations and their listeners. And if the Commission were to change and maintain the spark overlap rule, would the limitation of broadcasters` choice of programs be in mind? The charge must be taken into account when setting the purchase price of the station. Under the local marketing agreement («LMA»), also known as the Time Brokerage Agreement, the buyer buys the wholesale airtime of the target station until the conclusion. 26. To determine whether a group of companies is classified as small under the above definition, it is necessary to include (control) commercial affiliations.