FCC Approves Translator/LPFM Changes
November 30, 2012 at 10:04 AM (PT)
As expected, the FCC unanimously voted to approve revisions to the FM translator and low power FM rules that will clear out the backlog of translator applications and open the door for more LPFMs in urban areas by relaxing second-adjacent channel interference standards.
The vote was taken at an open meeting TODAY (11/30) at which Reps. LEE TERRY (R-NE) and MIKE DOYLE (D-PA) were on hand to support the changes in implementing the Local Community Radio Act and its effect on ownership diversity, DOYLE telling the COMMISSION "you did it, and you did it right."
NAB Executive Vice President of Communications DENNIS WHARTON issued a statement reading, "We support faithful implementation of LCRA and look forward to working with the Commission and the LPFM community in the future."