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1/4/08 - Comments Filed in NAB Translator Fallacy [link to this story]

I filed some comments today in the FCC's proposed rulemaking that would give AM radio stations access to FM translators. The comments essentially boil down all the random thoughts I've posted here in the past about the matter, and present them in a more formal and constructive, and slightly less caustic manner.

Not like they'll amount to anything, though: after re-reading the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking more closely, it's obvious the agency's really leaning in the direction of the NAB's desire. In addition, a cursory check of the FCC's Consolidated Data Base System reveals that more than a dozen AM radio stations have already applied for special temporary authority to run an FM translator, and at least one has been formally approved. Many of these applications cite the ongoing proceeding as justification for operation. Talk about creating "facts on the ground," eh?