NAB Urges FCC To Toss Translator-Sized LPFM Ideas


Last week, the FCC adopted an Order of Reconsideration that rejected a pair of petitions seeking reconsideration of the Commission’s Low Power FM (LPFM) Technical Rules Order.

The Order adopted rule changes designed to “improve the LPFM service and provide LPFM stations with greater flexibility,” the Commission notes. Importantly, the Order rejected a proposal to increase maximum Effective Radiated Power to 250 watts.

It appears a new petition for rulemaking seeking a LPFM power increase has surfaced. And, the NAB has already voiced its opposition to the request.

FOR MEMBERS ONLY: We’ve got a RBR+TVBR OBSERVATION to share on this subject. The NAB should be pleased with what we believe … sort of.


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