Revitalization of the AM Radio Service


GehmanAs a subscriber to Radio Business Report, I thought you may have an interest in reviewing my Comments filed 1/21 with the FCC regarding the NPRM Docket 13-249 ‘Revitalization of the AM Radio Service’. Congratulations on a great Magazine!:

“Randy D. Gehman, previously a long-term licensee of Broadcast Stations and presently the owner of Gehman Compliance & Consulting {GC&C}, a professional broadcast management and engineering consultant; hereby respectfully submits comments in the above-captioned notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) The Commission released seeking input to establish/modify Rules that will facilitate an effective ‘Revitalization of the AM Radio Service.’

Having personally constructed, owned and operated high powered (10 kw and 50 kw) AM Stations; Having implemented the first Motorola AM Stereo System in the southeast US in the early 80’s; Having implemented the first Audio Processor built with an NRSC AM Pre-Emphasis Curve; Having personally completed allocation measurements, conducted proof of performances, and successfully diagnosed and repaired both Non-Directional and Directional Antenna Systems across the Country; Having personally witnessed the demise of AM Broadcasting since my Broadcast Career began in 1970; I hereby request that the FCC’s Standard Broadcast Rules be expeditiously modified to enable the accomplishment of the ten (10) formal recommendations as outlined on the following pages of these comments.

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