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(1/10/2013 10:31:29 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
the fcc should allow other forms of modulation besides amplitude modulation in the current AM radio band. First off the should allow a single side band at 95 percent of the rated carrier. For example WABC would have a carrier at their rated carrier 50 50k the side band at 45k. Also allow Digital Radio Mondiale in the other us used side band also at 95 percent or the carrier. Finally allow Frequency Modulation at the AM radio frequency. They should use the narrow band FM like the use for police
- Calvin
(11/27/2012 3:30:38 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
AM RADIO need not go away. We need new
original local radio programs, and up dated
technical facilities. With the new Tax Laws
commencing in 2013, this is an opportune time
to purchase state of the art AM equipment, and
get a tax break. There is a need for redesign of AM
radios to provide more band width, and noise suppression. I have a new BMW radio, and power line noise has disappeared. Also, AM needs signal retention from 6AM to 6PM even if reduced power.

- Saul Levine (KKGO FM)
(11/23/2012 8:34:26 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
although. I think this is a very good idea, it will just take a lot more effort because the FCC staff has not made things easier lately
- Amy Meredith
(11/23/2012 6:31:33 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Cumulus and Rams 1, 2 3 have a 95% move and New appication 307b awards and the FCC policies keep changing in their benfefit I would use them as case precedence and if you really want it done, use their FCC attorney, afterall he used to work at the Audio division for MANY years and was actually the ex fcc allocations mgr, and he gets it done, all though I don't bleieve this is ethical.
- Amy Meredith
(11/23/2012 6:28:35 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Being a vetran of several failed Fm and Am moves, i have learned that you can not give up, keep filing petitions for reconsiderations and it will eventually go to theUS District xcourt of appeals and they will act in a fair manner. Bud should also file a Full Commission review. It seems to be that certain engineering firms and fCC lawyers do get Fm and AM 's move3's through, it is sad that smaller groups as well as female owned and minority groups that can not afford or don't know what law firms are in with the audio division, are getting denied.
- Amy Meredith
(11/21/2012 3:16:41 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Our problem is not programming or sales. It is the antiquated Communications Act of 1934 forcing us to have to go off the air two hours after local sunset to "protect" two stations over 1,000 miles away. Who would it hurt to allow a daytimer like ours to operate at 100 watts overnight so we can do the local sports, etc.? Thank goodness we got an FM translator or we'd be toast. Time to scrap nightime protection and allow us to serve the public by covering our market with a minimal nightime signal.
- sanford cohen
(11/21/2012 10:47:36 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I was the last man standing with LPs and 45s when CDs came out. And I refused to buy a cell phone (remember those squiggly-tail antennas installed on the rear window of our cars)until one day, my car broke down on DC's Capitol Beltway en route to an appointment in Virginia and I had to walk to a urine-contaminated phone booth to call ahead to tell my client that I was running late.

My career began on a 1,000 watter that cut power so low at sunset, you needed to be within 3 miles of the tower to get a clean signal at night. That having been said, I believe that AM is as close as it can get to going the way of 8 track players and hard-wired mobile phones. When the last big Talk & major Sports broadcasts move to the FM band, what's left? Content is king. The consumer base of adults who grew up with AM is slipping into immortality and ad revenue (which is already a challenge for FM radio)is not looking for throw-back communication channels.

It's amazing to me that some people in or industry can more easily go through a divorce than accept the idea that the party's over for AM radio in the digital age.

- Larry

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