Feb 19 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Womble Bond Dickinson telecom lawyer John Garziglia continues to examine the FCC’s proposed Class C4 FM classification, this time speaking to Communications Daily. His statements to the publication come just days after also addressing the Class C4 issue—and its possible ramifications on AM broadcasters—with Radio Ink.

The Class C4 classification would double the power of current Class A FM stations from six kilowatts to 12. However, Garziglia and many other industry insiders say the change could harm AM stations now using FM translators. He tells Communications Daily that the new C4 Class could crowd out FM translators on the FM band. Any adoption of a Class C4 must also contain protections for existing FM translators, he said.

Click here to read “Draft C4 FM Proposal Largely Lacks Tentative Conclusions But May Stir Controversy” at Communications Daily (subscription required).

Also, please read “John Garziglia: FCC Commissioner’s Class C4 FM Plan Would Do More Harm than Good”.

John Garziglia represents radio and television broadcasters, offering personalized assistance in all areas of communications and telecommunications law including transactional and contract negotiations for broadcast station mergers and acquisitions, the securing of financing, governmental auctions of new frequencies, license renewals, new stations applications, facility changes, facility upgrades, licensing, and compliance with FCC rules, regulations and policies.

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