Second further notice of proposed rulemaking in the revitalization of AM radio service.

This Second Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making, as part of the FCC’s ongoing effort to assist AM broadcast stations in providing full-time service to their local communities, sets forth revised alternative proposals regarding interference protection to Class A AM radio stations. The Commission, in the Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making in this proceeding, sought comment on technical proposals to reduce the nighttime protection afforded to wide-area coverage Class A stations, to enable more local AM stations to increase their nighttime service that is currently curtailed by the need to protect Class A stations’ service areas. While many commenters supported or rejected the Commission’s proposals as set forth in the AMR FNPRM, a number of commenters proposed thoughtful and evidence-based alternatives to the Commission’s proposals. See attached Public Notice for additional details.

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Public Notice [230 KB PDF]