Has Skywave’s Time Passed?

By on Apr, 15 2016 with Comments 0

FCCdoorThe issue of whether or not the FCC should relax AM skywave protection and/or eliminate critical hours protection is controversial and has generated lots of interest. More than 500 comments have been filed with the FCC on its latest AM proposals.

While the agency’s initial proposals were non-controversial, the latest ones are and the industry is now facing some hard choices about the future of the AM band.

We spoke with one owner of three AM daytimers who says it’s time for the restrictions that the non-clear channel stations live under to protect Class As to be reduced.

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About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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