NAB To FCC: Recall Satellite Receivers
July 31, 2006 at 8:24 AM (PT)
Continuing its attack on satellite radio, the NAB, through Pres./CEO DAVID REHR, sent a letter to FCC Chairman KEVIN MARTIN on FRIDAY urging that all sales and distribution of satellite radio receivers and other FM transmission devices that do not comply with Part 15 emissions standards be halted and receivers already in consumers' hands be recalled.
"Action is necessary to prevent even more disruption to listeners’ use and enjoyment of free over-the-air radio services," REHR writes, "including new digital services, and the Commission has clear authority to vigorously enforce its rules regarding noncompliant devices." The letter does not address disruption of subscribers' use of satellite radio if a recall is ordered.