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Quote from article:
In simple terms, the broadcast industry lit a fire under Congress about the importance of having something akin to recognizable (if not robust) enforcement activity by the FCC. This is the fruit of a carefully-coordinated lobbying campaign by the National Association of Broadcasters, New York State Broadcasters Association, and New Jersey Broadcasters Association, and the hook they used to make their counterattack on the FCC’s downsizing plan was PIRATE RADIO. The subject was mentioned repeatedly in Congressional hearings during which the reduction-in-force came up. And on the day that the FCC announced it was stepping back from eviscerating enforcement, a letter co-signed by more than 30 members of Congress to the FCC was released highlighting “Unauthorized FM Radio Operations in New York City.”
The NAB wins again. All this emphasis on PIRATES..PIRATES….PIRATES!
STAY THE HELL OFF OF THE FM BAND IN THE USA OR YOU ARE A BLATANT PIRATE!!!!!!!!
Maybe Bill Defelice is right, with the NAB, you’ll never get SQUAT when it comes to part 15 FM broadcasting. See my white flag waving out there by any chance? I hope so because I SURRENDER!
AM here where I am isn’t going to work other then a wireless entertainment system for me and me alone. I’d have to be broadcasting a $50,000.00 sports event to get 10 minutes from ONE outside listener in this area. Or I’d have to pay people to listen I figure. AM is great in farm country, but not near large cities like my area. We have TWO local AM stations WICH 1310 Norwich, CT. and WXLM 980 Groton, CT. that are suffering because of FM and Satellite radio. Luckily for those station’s owners, they also own several FM stations in our area, such as Hall Communications, otherwise, they’d be off the air long ago, like WNLC 1510 AM New London, CT. did.