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FCC ups number of stations a single party can own to 36

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to raise from 21 to 36 the maximum number of radio and TV stations an individual or company may own. But the commission also agreed to eliminate the cap in 1990, at which time the agency would stop enforcing any limits on broadcast ownership unless congress intervened.

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