FCC Releases R&O on New Allotment Policies

Earlier this month the FCC released Second Report and Order, First Order on Reconsideration, and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding rural radio service which tightens up on channel allotment procedures.  The primary goal of the R&O seemed to be to discourage migration of rural stations into urban stations by tweaking coverage and community of license modification regulations.  In addition, the FCC gives further stipulations for translators switching between non-commercial to commercial bands, and changes for Tribal Priority (which was touched upon by the FCC last year).


R & O: Policies to Promote Rural Radio Service and to Streamline Allotment and Assignment Procedure,  MB Docket No. 09-52

R&O summary from CommLaw Blog