Daylight Savings time Patches for this weekend

Sid Schweiger
Mon Mar 5 18:15:47 EST 2007

>>Oh, and another thing:  FCC Public Notice DA 07-938 announces
changes in "daytime" AM stations' pre-sunrise and post-sunset power
(These rules apparently apply to strict daytimers like Boston's WILD-AM
and full-timers with flea-power at night like WJIB-AM 740 in
Information about these changes has already appeared at's
Boston, Northern New England and Engineering boards, but so far not
at the website of record.  The FCC's URL for determining the
powers for affected stations as of the start of Daylight Savings Time

(Enter station call letters at top...AM Radio is the default choice;
scroll down to 'Submit'; over at right of screen select 'Details';
at bottom of screen click on 'View correspondence'.)<<

...and they admitted this morning that most, if not all, new PSRA and
PSSA authorizations were wrong.  They're doing another computer run and
hope to have the final figures by this weekend.  If they don't get it
done, they have promised some "guidance" for daytime and CH stations on
their web site.

What apparently tipped them off was a slew of complaints from stations
which had their PSRA and/or PSSA power levels scaled back to lower
levels than what they had previously, during the time period of the old
DST rule.

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