Dear Broadcast Station Owner:

I am writing to request your help in obtaining important information about your experiences as a minority broadcast owner. The purpose of the attached questionnaire is to gather data and statistics that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will use to assess the state of minority broadcast ownership in the United States, and to analyze the impact of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 on minority broadcast ownership.

This brief questionnaire requests information that broadcast owners maintain in the regular course of business and should require no more than 30 minutes to complete. The report will present questionnaire results and analysis in the aggregate or anecdotally without attribution to individual respondents. Your voluntary participation will assist us in developing policies and programs to increase minority broadcast ownership in the United States.

The success of NTIA's effort to create and advocate policies that promote broadcast ownership opportunities for minority entrepreneurs depends largely on the quality of the information we receive about your experiences. Your participation in this effort will ensure that NTIA obtains sufficient information to develop various policy recommendations and programs. Protecting diversity of media ownership is important to our nation's future and NTIA needs your help accomplishing this important goal.

If you have any questions, please contact the Minority Telecommunications Development Program (MTDP) Director Maureen Lewis or Assistant Director Chanda Tuck Garfield at (202) 482-8056, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time. You may also send them a fax at (202) 482-8058 or email them at Thank you in advance for your assistance with this valuable undertaking.

Gregory L. Rohde
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OMB No. 0660-0016
Expires 01/31/01