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Both issues opened by censoredship are unresolved, if I understand the situation.
The ground problem for elevated AM antennas is punted around like a deflated football, and the question of jurisdiction has been carefully side-stepped for years.
As for jurisdiction there are civil disobedient stations in the U.S. that have operated for a long time in defiance of the FCC and are on the air at this time.
I just read about a station somewhere in Illinois that has refused to shut down, and am also aware of 90.1 in Austin, Texas, which has pending court cases regarding jurisdiction.
I’m not sure where to link these stories, as I don’t actively follow so-called “pirate” activity, but when I see the stories they are certainly interesting.
Perhaps links don’t matter in this case since the main focus here is the part 15 realm, assuming that the FCC actually has jurisdiction.
To make this a full conversation the matter of politics has been brought up and needs to be included in my remark, and there has come to be a conflict of interest in the FCC acting more as a watchdog for the corporate media and less a defender of public interest.