By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau (“ Bureau”) announces simplified procedures for AM station construction permit applications which specify nondirectional KinStar antennas. Based on its review of the KinStar field tests and submitted reports, the Bureau announces that it will not routinely require the submission of a proof of performance, current distribution measurements, or a formula for the vertical plane radiation characteristic for nondirectional AM facilities which utilize these antennas. Continue reading “MEDIA BUREAU ADOPTS SIMPLIFIED APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR AM NONDIRECTIONAL KINSTAR ANTENNAS.”
In the Second DTV Periodic Review Report and Order, the Commission adopted a multi- step channel election process through which the nation’s full- power television licensees and permittees (licensees) will select their ultimate DTV channel inside the core (i. e., channels 2- 51). On October 4, 2005, the Commission announced 1,713 tentative channel designations based upon the First Round Channel Elections, and required licensees participating in the second round of elections to file FCC Form 384, Digital Channel Election Form Second Round Election, no later than October 24, 2005. Continue reading “Deadline For Filing FCC Form 384, Digital Channel Election Form, Second Round Election Extended Until October 31, 2005.”
On November 23, 2004, the Federal Communications Commission completed the auction of 288 FM broadcast construction permits (“ Auction No. 37”). By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau, under delegated authority, announces that it is prepared to grant the construction permit applications listed in Attachment A of this Public Notice following the full and timely payment of the remaining balance of the applicant’s winning bid. Therefore, in accordance with the procedures adopted in the Broadcast First Report and Order, a lump sum final payment from the Auction No. 37 winning bidders listed in Attachment A must be received by the Commission within ten business days of the date of this Public Notice, i. e., by October 31, 2005.
On October 10, 2002, the Commission authorized the commencement of interim operation with the iBiquity hybrid IBOC systems. Under these interim authorization procedures, stations may use only facilities similar to those evaluated by the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC). Since the NRSC’sinitial recommendations, certain modifications to the IBOC system have been introduced and tested. In particular, National Public Radio (NPR) has sponsored a program that takes advantage of advances in audio coding technology to offer multiple digital program channels within the bandwidth originally used for a single digital channel. The program, known as “Tomorrow RadioSM,” has been tested extensively on several NPR affiliates. Continue reading “COMMISSION CLARIFIES POLICY REGARDING MULTIPLEAUDIO STREAMS IN IBOC TRANSMISSIONS.”
Tentative Digital Channel Designations for Stations Participating in the First Round of DTV Channel Elections and Second Round Election Filing Deadline In the Second DTV Periodic Review Report and Order, the Commission adopted a multi- step channel election process through which the nation’s full- power television broadcast licensees and permittees (licensees) will select their ultimate DTV channel inside the core (i. e., channels 2- 51). Continue reading “TENTATIVE DIGITAL CHANNEL DESIGNATIONS FOR STATIONS PARTICIPATING INTHE FIRST ROUND OF DTV CHANNEL ELECTIONS AND SECOND ROUND ELECTIONFILING DEADLINE.”
In the Report and Order establishing rules and policies for digital low power television (LPTV) and television translator stations, the Commission provided for the on- channel digital conversion of existing stations following the effective date of the rule changes in the proceeding and approval of revisions to the related application forms. 1 All of the rules and forms outlined in the Report and Order have received the approval of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and are now in effect. The February 2005 versions of FCC Forms 346 and 301- CA supersede the previous versions. Continue reading “FCC COMMENCES ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ON-CHANNEL DIGITAL CONVERSIONOF LPTV AND TV TRANSLATOR STATIONS AND ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OFREVISED APPLICATION FORMS 346 AND 301-CA.”
By this Public Notice, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (“ WTB”) and the Media Bureau (“ MB”) (collectively referred to as the “Bureaus”) announce the auction of 11 full power television (TV) station construction permits (Auction No. 64) to commence on March 15, 2006. A list of the channels and communities of these proposed stations are provided in Attachments A and B in the attached documents (below).