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

NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith praised Acting Chair Mignon Clyburn and Commissioner Ajit Pai for their interest in the senior band. “AM radio is a cultural touchstone and jobs generator in cities large and small. Many of the top revenue-generating stations are on the AM band.”

NAB “strongly endorses” the revitalization proceeding and is ready to work with the commission to stand ready to develop meaningful solutions, he said.

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