Tag Archives: Presunrise/Postsunset

Deadline Announced for AM Revitalization Comments

Attention all you AM radio nostalgia buffs and others interested in the future of AM radio, who hopefully read our post of October 10 about the FCC’s proposals to allow higher power operation by smaller AM stations by reducing nighttime signal protection for 50 kW Class A AM stations.  The FCC’s proposals have been published … Continue Reading

What’s Next for AM Radio?

Late on Friday, October 5, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in a five-year ongoing effort to “revitalize” the AM radio broadcast service.  The new proposals continue a trend toward allowing higher power operation by smaller stations, by reducing nighttime signal protection for some 60 Class A AM … Continue Reading

Commission Gives Guidance for AM Stations

By Lee Petro

The Commission released a public notice today authorizing AM stations with
Presunrise and/or Postsunset Service Authorizations located in communities that
follow Daylight Savings Time to use the "Advanced" power and time specifications
in their licenses for the period between March 9, 2008 and March 31, 2008. 
Daylight Saving Time commences on March 9, 2008, as a result of the enactment of
the US Energy Policy Act of 2005, which moved the commencement of DST into
March.  This follows the policy eventually adopted by the Commission last year
after it first erroneously re-calculated and ...

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