Garrett Wollman wollman@csail.mit.edu
Thu May 12 15:20:37 EDT 2005

<<On Thu, 12 May 2005 14:54:03 -0400, "Joseph Pappalardo" <joepappalardo2001@yahoo.com> said:

> WSNE is an higher powered FM station which serves a much larger
> audience/area.

FCC rules say that stations serve specific communities, not "much
larger areas".

> No amount of WSNE programming originates from Taunton.

That hasn't been relevant to the FCC in many years.  There are only
two specific[*] requirements for a station to service its community:

1) It must irradiate that community with a specific electric field
intensity a specified number of hours a week.

2) It must mention the name of that community hourly, as close
to the hour as feasible, at a natural break in program material.


[*] Meaning specific to the community; something that they must do
which relates to that community and not to other communities in the
same market.

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