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AM Digital proposed by FCC

Post by genlock » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:22 pm

FCC PROPOSES TO ALLOW ALL-DIGITAL AM BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, November 22, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission today
adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that recommends giving AM stations the flexibility to
voluntarily adopt all-digital broadcasting.
Many AM stations experience interference from electronic devices and other sources that affects
audio quality. All-digital broadcasting offers AM broadcasters the potential to improve their
signal quality and area of listenable coverage, as well as offer additional services that FM
broadcasters currently offer, such as song and artist identification. It also holds the potential to
allow AM stations to increase their programming options to include music formats.
In today’s NPRM, the Commission proposes to allow AM stations to voluntarily transition to alldigital
transmission. The Commission also proposes establishing operating parameters for alldigital
stations to minimize any risk of interference. Finally, the Commission proposes adopting
the industry-approved standard for hybrid and all-digital broadcasting.
This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking continues the Commission’s effort to revitalize AM
broadcasting by enabling it to provide a better listening experience and enhanced service
offerings.
Action by the Commission November 22, 2019 by Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 19-
123). Chairman Pai, Commissioners O’Rielly, Carr, Rosenworcel, and Starks approving.
Chairman Pai, Commissioners O’Rielly and Carr issuing separate statements.
MB Docket Nos. 19-11, 13-249
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Re: AM Digital proposed by FCC

Post by lastone » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:18 pm

This is a little too late! If the digital signal it as poor as the TV, then no one out of town will even hear it!
Let's all go buy (expensive) new digital radios when streaming has taken over the entertainment world!
Local radio's final blow.

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