NAB Concerned About Radio in Repack Process

by Susan Ashworth
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While it remains to be seen exactly how FM radio stations will be affected by the upcoming repack of television stations due to the TV spectrum auction, the National Association of Broadcasters is aware of one thing: the repacking of several hundred or more television stations to new channels will bring “unprecedented logistical and operational challenges for the commission and the broadcast industry,” the association wrote in a petition for reconsideration this month.

It’s becoming clear that the process will have implications for non-repacked broadcasters that operate on or near towers that serve repacked stations, the NAB said, calling on the FCC to reorganize its repack plans.

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