Globe editorial calls FM radio "outdated technology"

Garrett Wollman
Tue Aug 31 23:20:22 EDT 2010

<<On Tue, 31 Aug 2010 20:53:40 -0400, "Dan.Strassberg" <> said:

> So why is the FCC so reluctant to allow FM to expand into the former
> TV channels 5 and 6.

For one, the NAB doesn't want it.

> Rumor has it that receiver manufacturers already manufacture FM
> radios that tune from 76 to 108 MHz for use in several foreign
> countries,

Not quite true.  The Japanese FM band -- used only in Japan -- does go
down that low, but it doesn't go all the way to 108 MHz, so there are
a lot of radio chips out there with just a binary strapping option,
76-90 or 88-108.


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