FCC March 2012 Open Meeting Agenda Includes Low-power Radio
Mar 5, 2012 9:38 AM
Washington - Mar 5, 2012 - The Federal Communications Commission released its agenda for the March 21, 2012, open meeting. Low-power radio is among the topics to be discussed. The agenda descriptions follow.
Creation of a Low Power Radio Service Report and Order: The Commission will consider a Report and Order to implement a market-specific FM translator processing scheme, adopt application caps to prevent trafficking, and modify policies to expand opportunities to rebroadcast AM stations on FM translators.
Creation of a Low Power Radio Service Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Report and Order: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding proposals to implement the Local Community Radio Act and to strengthen the LPFM service,including second adjacent channel waiver procedures, interference remediation requirements, and modification of eligibility, ownership, and selection standards.
The open meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET on March 21. The event will be shown live at fcc.gov/live.
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