Media Bureau Requests New Comment in FM Booster Geotargeting Rulemaking

Posted on April 27th, 2022 by

On April 18, 2022, the FCC issued a public notice setting new comment and reply comment periods for its ongoing rulemaking proposing the use of FM booster stations for geo-targeted content.  The request comes after testing of the proposed technology was conducted in California and Mississippi under experimental authority, and reports were issued addressing the technology, its compatibility with EAS, and impact on digital FM broadcasts.  NAB has already filed comments opposing the new rules.  Comments can be filed via ECFS.