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LPFM Economic Study, FCC “No Impact”

We previously provided an overview of the Local Community Radio Act of 2010 (LCRA), and the rule changes that the law requires the FCC to make in response. Changes to the level of protection that LPFM stations must provide to… Continue reading

FCC Complete LPFM Market Analysis, Anticipates New Applications

The FCC is busy working on new low-power FM rules in light of December’s Community Radio Act of 2010 that allows elimination of third-adjacent channel protections for full-power FMs to fit new LPFMs on the band.

Audio Division Chief Peter Doyle said, “We’ve done extensive market-by-market analysis” about where new low-power stations could be allocated. The protection changes will “provide meaningful opportunities for LPFMs” even in large markets, he told attendees of “The FCC And You” session at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

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President Signs The Local Community Radio Act

On Tuesday, January 04, 2011, the President signed into law:

H.R. 6533, the “Local Community Radio Act of 2010,” which modifies current restrictions on low-power FM radio stations;

Next the FCC will need to open a rule making proceeding which… Continue reading

  • Attention Turns to Post-Clyburn Opening
    Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s announcement that she is leaving the FCC within 30 days has triggered discussion within broadcast circles about possible replacements, but few names are being mentioned yet. Politico has reported that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is recommending Geoffrey ...
  • Sizing and Selection: the Big Picture of the Small End of Power Generation
    In the first part of this series (“The Good, the Bad and the Noisy,” RWEE, Feb. 7, 2018), we outlined the scope of small power generators, how they do what they do, and the general factors (plus and minus) that affect their performance. In this installment, we’ll touch somewhat on how to select an ...
  • Orban Optimod 8700i Elevates Acadiana
    LAFAYETTE, LA. — KRVS is a 100 kW public FM station serving 12 parishes across southern Louisiana. The heart of Cajun and Creole country, this region is also known as Acadiana, and our programming reflects it with a mix of Cajun, Zydeco, blues, jazz, Swamp Pop, Swamp Rock and other ...
  • On the Docket: Ditching License Displays & Mitigating Interference
    As is his tradition, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai previewed the agenda for the commission’s May 10 meeting in a Medium blog post Wednesday. Pai announced the 10th rulemaking for his Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative. He proposes to eliminate the requirements that mandate “broadcasters to ...
  • WATCH: A Transparent Link for Digital Airchains From Moseley
    Moseley Associates calls it "the world’s first open-architecture, all-digital, multi-channel linear audio STL in exciting new HD Radio configurations." At the NAB Show, the company displayed the SL9003QH, calling it a fully transparent link that allows the clarify of station audio to come through. ...
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  • Roland R-07 High-Resolution Audio Recorder Now Available
    Los Angeles, CA — Roland announces the availability of the R-07 High-Resolution Audio Recorder, a convenient handheld recording device for musicians, journalists, students, and anyone who needs to capture sound on the go. The R-07 features multiple high-quality recording modes, plus unique dual ...
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  • WATCH: Comrex Introduces Earshot IFB
    Comrex debuted EarShot IFB at the NAB Show 2018. Our camera crew caught up with Senior Sales Director Chris Crump for a walkthrough of the product and its new, free Field Tap app. He said EarShot IFB provides telephone-based live studio program and IFB audio to field-based remote broadcasts. Up ...
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