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

Garrett Wollman wollman@bimajority.org
Wed Sep 26 12:24:24 EDT 2012

<<On Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:07:59 -0400, Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com> said:

> http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0919/DOC-316374A1.pdf
> He claims that only 20% of radio listening is from the AM band and for
> teens it is 10%

> He thinks anti-skywave antennas might be part of the solution which I
> interpert as if installed a station can stay on daytime power and pattern.

Does he know anything about either physics or RF engineering?  (It
would be a pleasant surprise, since the FCC in recent decades has been
dominated by lawyers who used to work for telephone companies.)

> He also wants cross-ownership rules eliminated which is way overdue because
> with grandfathering and waivers the rules are political.

I have no idea how the cross-ownership restrictions have survived
court scrutiny this long.


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