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LPFMs Still Want To Double Their Power

The battle over how many watts a low-power FM station should be allowed to have...

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Pai’s List of Radio Rule Changes Has Grown Long

He updates this list periodically, and it covers many industry sectors. Certainly it is not an impartial report card...

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FCC Won’t Raise Unlicensed Power Levels for Churches

Because broadcast licenses are so hard to come by, unlicensed Part 15 systems naturally have attraction;

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Citing Pandemic’s Impact, FCC Gives Auction Winners More Time To Build FM Translators

As the coronavirus pandemic has hit advertising revenue, just keeping the lights on at the stations already on the air has become the priority...

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FCC Proposes to Significantly Revamp Its Application Fees

In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking released in late August, the commission invited comment.

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FCC Sticks With Plan To Hike Radio’s Annual Fees, But Offers Payment Plan Option

A correction to what is described as a “computational error” is as close as radio has gotten to convincing...

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Land Mobile Radio Users Claim DTV Repack is Causing ‘Harmful Interference’ to Communications

Several groups representing users of private land mobile radio (PLMR) systems are urging the FCC...

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With Focus On Compliance, Not Punishment, FCC Rescinds Some Political File Consent Decrees

Under the deal, about two dozen broadcasters will no longer be subject to the dictates of a consent decree...

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Radio’s Infrastructure Spending Is Slammed by Pandemic

Expense management has become crucial during the economic downturn caused by the virus, according to industry observers.

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FCC Continues Its Campaign of Political File Settlements

The Federal Communications Commission continues almost daily to announce new settlements...

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FCC Repeals Radio Duplication Prohibitions

On Thursday, August 6, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) voted to repeal Section 73.3556 of its Rules and Regulations...

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RF Specialties Dan Sessler Dies, Was Well-Known RF Supplier

Dan Sessler, who owned and led RF Specialties of Texas, has died. He was 74.

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FCC Considers Duplication Rule Changes

The changes being considered are the complete elimination of the rule for AM, and retaining it for FM service.

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Pai Says FCC Considering Allowing Payment Plan As Radio Faces Higher Annual Fees

It appears the radio industry’s efforts to convince the Federal Communications Commission to forego a proposed 4% to 5% hike...

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FCC Scales Back Proposed Changes To Simulcast Rules To Just AM Stations

Broadcasters may soon have more leeway to simulcast programming as the Federal Communications Commission decides...

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