John Garzilgia: Class C4 Would Hurt Existing FM Stations
February 1, 2013
So says Womble Carlyle Telecom attorney John Garziglia, who discussed the issue with Radio World recently. A proposal is before the FCC to create the C4 FM stations. But Garziglia tells Radio World that such a plan would hurt existing FM stations.
“While another new intermediate FM class might have been a good idea a decade ago prior to the FCC allowing FM translators to carry AM stations and HD2 signals, such a change now in the FM rules has the potential to displace many FM translators currently carrying AM stations and HD2 signals,” Garziglia said.
Click here to read “Garziglia: Class C4 is a Bad Idea” in Radio World.
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