Robservations: Me-TV FM license owner isnít losing sleep over FCC deadline (posturing, not reality)
Posted by WYTZZ95FM on July 14, 2020, 9:44 pm
Robert Feder using click bait (at best) first line in his post. There is no proof the FCC will allow this past the deadline date. Currently, the FCC has not approved this. The NAB refuses to comment on this. There is a group called The Preserve Community Programming Coalition (PCPC), a group of FM6 broadcasters, asking for the analog signal to be added on to the Digital video and audio. I am not aware of any of the TV6 implementing this but I do not doubt it either. The issue is, there is no rule stating that they can continue after the deadline to broadcast that way! That is what they are trying to convince the FCC to change. Then the Franken's can live on. |
I am never critical of Mr Feder, but the first line is in poor taste, even if the following line says it is not him stating it.
Donít worry, Me-TV FM fans. Your favorite soft-rock oldies station wonít be going away. At least thatís the word from Venture Technologies Group, which owns the license for WRME 87.7-FM, the low-power analog station on VHF Channel 6 leased by Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting as the home of Me-TV FM. On Monday the FCC reaffirmed July 13, 2021, as the deadline for all low-power Channel 6 TV stations operating as radio stations on 87.7 FM to cease broadcasting. (Here is the link.) ďWe have a solution and [are] moving forward,Ē Paul Koplin, CEO of Venture Technologies Group, told me. The company is in the process of converting its Channel 6 stations (including those in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and elsewhere) to digital with an analog audio carrier imbedded in the signal. ďWe have submitted technical studies to the FCC to demonstrate how this works, and stations in several markets are converting right now,Ē Koplin said. Neal Sabin, vice chair of Weigel Broadcasting and creator of Me-TV FM, said simply: ďPlease stand by.Ē In the latest Nielsen Audio survey, Me-TV FM posted an impressive 3.0 percent audience share, ranking 12th overall.
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