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And yes, TV channels 5 and 6 (76-88 MHz) are contiguous with the low end of the existing FM band. The BMC proposal envisions creating enough space to accommodate all existing AM and FM stations within the new band, so that the current bands could either be phased out at some point or retained for some analog stations (the new band would be entirely digital).
I don’t know if anyone will object to my posting the link, so if you go to your favorite g-rated search engine and type in the words “Broadcast Maximization Committee proposal”, you will get the document, which you can then read for yourself. That will answer a lot of questions. It is a very well thought out proposal.