Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled For March 27, 2012 and Comment Sought On Competitive Bidding Procedures For Auction 93

By this Public Notice, the Wireless Telecommunications and Media Bureaus (the Bureaus) announce an auction of certain FM broadcast construction permits and seek comment on the procedures to be used for this auction. This auction is scheduled to commence on March 27, 2012, and is designated as Auction 93.

Media Bureau to permit use of Energy-Saving Transmitter Technology by AM Station

By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau (Bureau) announces that it will permit AM stations to use transmitter technologies that reduce power consumption while maintaining both audio quality and licensed coverage areas. Such technologies, known generally as Modulation Dependent Carrier Level ("MDCL") control technologies or algorithms, have long been used by international broadcasters operating high-powered AM transmitters.