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Congress Explores Tools for Shutting Pirate Radio

Congress Explores Tools for Shutting Pirate Radio

Boosting FCC fines to as much as $2 million, penalizing building owners and stepping up raids in major Radio markets are among the options Congress is considering for combating illegal broadcast operations under legislation unveiled last week in a House Telecommunications Subcommittee hearing. The measures are intended to protect against

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FCC Gives Blue Alerts a Green Light

FCC Gives Blue Alerts a Green Light

A new alert code has been added to the nation’s emergency alert system.   At its December Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission moved to amend the EAS rules by adding a new event code — a Blue Alert — that can be sent over the EAS and the Wireless

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FCC Warns Operator About Two Stations

FCC Warns Operator About Two Stations

Agents from Enforcement Bureau made not one … not two … but eight different visits to a residential property in Lauderhill, Fla., that was allegedly illegally broadcasting radio signals on not one, but two different frequencies.   Earlier this month, agents from the bureau at the Federal Communications Commission warned

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Special Translator Window Open – Now

As announced in October 2015 in the AM Order the commission had opened a special filing window for FM translators for use with AM radio stations. This is a two part window, with the first part open now for the next six months – ending July 28, 2016. The second window will be for three months opening July 29th and closing October 31st, 2016.

FCC Finalizes Regs For LPTV Conversion

The FCC has released their final rule laying out regulations for low-power television stations switching from analog to digital transmission as well as adopting rules which will accommodate industry changes resulting from the upcoming broadcast incentive auction.

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What’s Up With LPFM Radio These Days?

With so many delays of this window – starting back from 2010 – many would-be applicants are a bit shell shocked and in a bit of disbelief that this really is happening in October, after thirteen years and three years of recent delays. Trust me – this window is happening and will likely be the very last LPFM filing window. Now is not the time for procrastination for an LPFM applicant. Several steps need to be taken in preparation for the window. Non-profit formation can sometimes take up to two months, and locating a workable tower site and securing reasonable assurance of availability, for instance. September and definitely not October is not the time to start thinking about getting started.

A Working Radio Retirement

The client told me his signal was good out to about 25 miles in one direction, but not very good in a different direction that he wanted to cover. I explained this was a very good signal for a 1 kW directional FM at 100 feet HAAT. But he insisted he should have a better signal out in this other direction, which happened to be the null of the directional system. I told him about the illegalities of removing the parasitic elements, which might resolve the signal problems in the null. He insisted this was the way he wanted to go and suggested that we put up fiberglass rods in place of the metal parasitics. I advised him that this would likely be obvious from the ground, so he suggested painting them. I then explained to him, once again, of the illegal nature of these modifications and their consequences.

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Tribal Radio Priority

In 2010, the Federal Communications Commission established a Tribal Radio Priority to expand the number of radio stations owned by American Indian Tribes broadcasting to Tribal lands. The Tribal Priority is a FCC rule through which Tribes or Tribally owned or controlled entities may more easily obtain broadcast radio licenses in both the AM and FM bands. The Tribal Priority is intended not only to provide radio service tailored to specific Tribal needs and cultures, but to increase ownership of such radio stations by Tribes and Tribally owned entities. In doing so, the Tribal Priority also fosters localism and diversity of ownership.

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