Like Molasses For AM Revitalization

Posted on May 27th, 2014 by

It has been sixty-plus days and counting since the comment period closed on the FCC’s AM Revitalization Proceeding, but the FCC has not made any decisions or provided any immediate relief for AM broadcasters.

Commissioner Pai, a proponent of AM reform, did make a few comments recently, announcing that the FCC will begin holding meetings with station owners, engineers and listeners to discuss the many proposals made in the proceeding.  Meetings are good, but action is better.  Pai estimates that AM stations will see some form of relief by Halloween.  In our view, that’s a scary long time to wait.  Hopefully, the treats will be worthwhile, and the tricks non-existent.