Tag Archives: Third-adjacent protection

Christmas Comes Early For LPFMs

With the clock ticking down on this session, and with a newly-elected majority standing in the wings ready to take over come January, the lame duck Congress has managed to pass a new version of the "Local Community Radio Act", largely eliminating third-adjacent interference protection from low power FM stations.… Continue Reading

S. 592, Where Are You?

The bill that would repeal the LPFM third adjacent protection requirement looked like it was sailing through to quick passage a year ago. It's still on hold. What happened?… Continue Reading

Send In The Clones!

Late last month we reported on a bill in the House that would eliminate the third-adjacent channel protections which full power FMs have enjoyed vis-à-vis LPFM stations since 2000. The House bill (H.R. 1147) now has a little friend over on the Senate side.… Continue Reading

Third-Adjacent Protection From LPFM’s On The Chopping Block

A bill that would statutorily eliminate the third-adjacent channel protection to full-power FM stations has been introduced in the House. In addition to adding one more back (or maybe it's one more forth) to the long-running back-and-forth struggle over third adjacent protections, the bill - if ultimately passed - is also likely to fan the FCC's ardor for "localism".… Continue Reading