The Revolution Will Be Jammed -- Independent Radio Stations Will Be Destroyed By Regulation
Will Be JAMMED!
KPFK Will Be Jammed for listeners to the South. (Scroll to Bottom For Detail)
Industry's OWN STUDIES prove that Independent Community and College Radio
signals are about to be jammed. Deadline
for public comments is March 21st.
Richmond, Virginia 2/19/02:
Grassroots defenders of independent radio have found
proof that a new airwaves regulatory plan will jam and eventually destroy
the signals of small community, religious, and college radio stations.
A powerful coalition of mainstream broadcasters (National
Association of Broadcasters, NAB) and the electronics manufacturers is
pressuring the FCC to force broadcasters to stop transmitting in the current
"analog" transmissions. This could cause great harm to the public and independent
radio stations, warns one of the country's experts in community radio issues.
"The proof is in the industry's own studies,"
according to Christopher Maxwell, Secretary of the Virginia Center for
Public Press, a non-profit educational organization supporting independent
media and radio broadcasting.
Preliminary testing by the National Association of
Broadcasters (NAB) proved that serious damage to existing FM and AM signals
would occur, unless a third band was created solely for Digital Audio Broadcasting
(DAB). So ironically, the same organization pushing for all-digital proved
it would be harmful.
Source: December 3rd,
2001 National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) [sponsored by the National
Association of Broadcasters and the Consumer Electronics Association] submitted
a report from the Evaluation Working Group of the DAB Subcommittee of the
NRSC entitled Evaluation of the iBiquity Digital Corporation IBOC
System , Part I