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FM Broadcasters Beware of Potential Interference Issues

The LPFM applications are in, and counted, and the FCC is actively processing them. A recent public notice from...

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Analysis: Exploring the FCC’s AM Plan

There’s likely no single answer to the troubles of the AM radio band in the United States.

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ITU Preparing Report on Broadcasting’s Importance in Emergencies

GENEVA—In a follow-up action to a Nov. 21 workshop on emergency broadcasting held by the International Telecommunications Union, that organization...

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FCC Proposals for AM Radio Part 2

Revitalizing AM radio is not easy. As the oldest radio service, the very things that made it attractive to the early days of radio...

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AM Proposal Comments Due in January

Public comments are due to the FCC by Jan. 21 on the AM revitalization Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

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Record-Setting 10,000+ LPFM Applications Filed

Christian Community Broadcasters believes as many as 10,000 applications have been filed with the FCC for new low-power FMs.

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Auction 84 offers AMs to limited bidding pool

The seeds of the AM stations that are about to go on the FCC auction block date all the way back to 11/6/03, when the FCC first announced a window for...

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Reaction to AM Proposal Varied

Reaction has been varied to the FCC’s release of its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revitalize the AM band.

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Shortwave Efficacy to Be Pondered at BBG

The question of whether and how shortwave transmission should play a role in U.S. international broadcasting — in this age of the Internet, mobile and FM...

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Roots, Radio and Social Change: Why Low Power FM Radio is about YOU

This expansion of LPFM stations means that hundreds of nonprofit organizations, schools, unions and other community groups have...

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New Antenna Protection Rules Are a Win

These rules were placed in Part 1 of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations, “Practice and Procedure” (§1.30001 – §1.30004).

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Filing for an LPFM, the Abbreviated Version

In the current LPFM filing window, RW reader and contributor Dan Slentz has applied for a license in a small community in Ohio. We asked him to share his thoughts about his process in doing so.

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FCC Gives LPFM Applicants More Guidance

How would applicants for a low-power FM license know how to determine predicted LPFM interference to third-adjacent channel translator input signals? We reported last week the FCC said it would provide such guidance and now the agency has.

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FCC’s LPFM Webinar Rescheduled

The FCC has rescheduled its next low-power FM webinar. The event is slated for Oct. 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. The original date, affected by the government shutdown, was Oct. 3.

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Challenge to Radio Station Purchase Helps Define FCC Radio Ownership Limits in Arbitron Markets

The case involved the purchase of a radio station in the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Virginia market. The Buyer already owned four FM stations in the market, and was buying a fifth.

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