Update: FCC Approves Changes to AM Proofing Requirements

The week before last, we summarized an FCC draft order to relax rules on proofs of performance for AM stations – lessening the number of monitoring points needed in traditional partial proofs of performance, and relaxing a number of previous-imposed limitations on the use of Method of Moments proofs (see our post here for more details). While this decision, part of the FCC’s AM revitalization efforts, was slated for consideration at the full FCC meeting this week, instead it was adopted on circulation, the final version of the order available here. Most of the new rules will become effective at a later date after approval by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act.