FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says it is time to rewrite rules for AM

A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Mon Oct 1 23:28:25 EDT 2012

On 9/26/2012 2:18 PM, Laurence Glavin wrote:

In Brockton, two AM station owners have to install long-wire antennas 
for their outlets because the properties on which the exisitng towers 
sit were not part of the sale. And here we are late in the construction 
season, and Nashua's WSMN-AM 1590 for all I know is no closer to 
completion than it ever was.

Are long-wire antennas still allowed for AM stations (other than some 
very old grandfathered operations)?  To install a new one, wouldn't FCC 
approval be required?  Wouldn't a newly-installed long-wire antenna 
produce a different directional pattern than the previous tower(s)?  How 
would a station deal with that?

A. Joseph Ross, J.D.|92 State Street|Suite 700|Boston, MA 02109-2004

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