EMF wants radio to get Channels 5 & 6


Noncommercial religious broadcaster Educational Media Foundation has joined the chorus of interested parties who are pressing the FCC to reallocate the spectrum currently used for broadcast television’s Channels 5 & 6 for FM service. The slice of spectrum borders the reserved FM band, and many are arguing that it can be used to vastly increase the number of LPFMs and FM translators. It could also be used to provide access to the FM band to socially-disadvantaged businesses, and is being pushed by organizations such as the Minority Media and Telecommunications Association. The spectrum is not considered to be prime property for television broadcast, and will be mostly abandoned when television service goes all-digital 2/17/09.