Washington, D.C.—While the FCC’s 250 Mile Waiver is a key component of the FCC’s AM revitalization plan, there are other aspects of the plan to consider.
Womble Carlyle Telecom attorney John Garziglia writes on “The Forgotten Pieces of AM Revitalization” with Radio Ink.
“The AM revitalization proposals being considered are modifications to the AM protection standards including to skywave signals, relaxed distance restrictions on FM translators carrying AM stations, modifications to the partial proof of performance rules and method of moments proofs, and the forced surrender of expanded band or standard band AM licenses,” Garziglia said.
In particular, he examines the FCC’s proposal to diminish skywave projections for Class A clear channel stations. Garziglia said this would be a mistake.
“A diminishment of Class A AM station coverage, once done, can never be undone,” he said.
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