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We wrote on June 10 that the FCC has launched a Notice of Inquiry looking toward the creation of a new “C4” class of FM broadcast station in areas outside the Northeast and Southern California, with an effective radiated power (ERP) limit of 12 kW.  These stations would have more power than Class A stations, which are limited to 6 kW, but less than Class C3 stations, which may operate with up to 25 kW.

The FCC has now announced that comments will be due Aug. 13 and reply comments will be due Sept. 10.