This Third Report and Order is the latest in a series of orders designed to further the Commission’s efforts to assist AM broadcasters in providing vital radio service to consumers through out the country. By identifying ways to streamline the technical requirements imposed upon AM broadcasters, we free up resources to allow those broadcasters better to serve the public. Continue reading “Revitalization Of The AM Radio Service, Third Report And Order. The Commission adopted a Third Report and Order that relaxes or eliminates certain rules pertaining to AM broadcasters employing and maintaining directional antenna arrays.”
Upon conclusion of the incentive auction (Auction 1000), the Commission initiated a transition period during which the facilities of broadcast television stations that received new channel assignments in the post-incentive auction repacking process will be reauthorized and relicensed. As directed by the Commission, this transition period includes two filing windows for eligible full power and Class A stations to file for alternate channels and expanded facilities. The first priority filing window closed on Friday, September 15, 201 7. This Public Notice announces that the second filing window will open on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 and close at 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, November 2, 2017.
By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau opens MB Docket No. 17-231, which is captioned “Amendment of Parts 74, 76 and 78 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Maintenance of Copies of FCC Rules.” Ex Parte Rules. Presentations are subject to “permit -but-disclose” ex parte rules.See 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1206, 1.1200(a).Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Accessibility Information. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e -mail to email@example.com or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418 -0530 (voice), (202) 418 -0432 (TTY).