Class A FM stations send a tweet to support the new C4 allocation!
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    Class A FM stations send a tweet to support the new C4 allocation!

    Class A FM Owners and managers send a tweet now!

    Here is another project we have been working on for small town radio. This will help
    hundreds of small town stations around the country including WLYB. With uneven terrain
    and electronic interference issues in rural communities, this will help improve indoor
    reception in office buildings and rural towns for many stations.

    If you get a opportunity, please tell everyone to drop the FCC staff a tweet (suggested
    tweet below) to the FCC commissioners and staff.

    Thanks!


    From: Matthew Wesolowski
    SSR Communications, Inc.

    Hello fellow broadcasters -

    GREAT NEWS from FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai yesterday at the NAB/RAB Radio
    Show!

    The FM Class C4 allocation is closer to reality than ever! Soon, hundreds
    of Class A FM stations may be able to upgrade to 12,000 Watts. Not
    everyone will qualify, but so far, we have identified almost 800 stations
    that could potentially increase in power.

    The FM Class C4/73.215 Petition is now on the "front burner" with the
    Commission. Commissioner Pai made the announcement during a regulatory
    panel session at the NAB/RAB Radio Show in Nashville on Thursday:

    http://www.radioworld.com/article/pa...class-c/279693

    http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/ar...hursday-sales-

    programming-regula

    https://rbr.com/pai-classc4/

    http://www.recnet.com/node/2123

    The 12kW FM station allocation can be a reality, and the FCC is trying to
    put out a formal Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on this issue as early as
    six months from now.

    We need your help!

    We have been advised to take to social media to express industry support
    for the proposal.

    I am asking you to go to your Twitter and Facebook accounts and let the
    FCC Commissioners and trade publications know that you are in support of
    the FM Class C4 / 73.215 proposal.

    Please go to www.twitter.com and send this tweet of support:

    Let's make the FM Class C4 / 73.215 Proposal a Reality! #12kWforAll

    ...and send it to @FCC, @AjitPaiFCC, @MClyburnFCC, @TomWheelerFCC,
    @JRosenworcel, @mikeofcc, @matthewberryfcc, and anyone else linked with
    the FCC that you may know.

    PLEASE go to your Facebook pages and express support for the C4/73.215
    proposal there as well.

    Also, visit the trade publications (the links to this story above) -
    rbr.com, rwonline.com, recnet.com, radioink.com, et cetera - to post
    positive comments about the petition in those places as well.

    Please forward this message to your peers and other broadcasters. If you
    have any questions, then do not hesitate to email me or call. I would
    be more than happy to discuss the Class C4 / 73.215 plan.

    We CAN make the FM Class C4 / 73.215 Proposal a reality!
    WLYB FM
    96.3 Demopolis AL.
    100.5 Meridian Mississippi.

    WRYC FM
    92.5 Frisco City/Monroeville

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    Sure we can, but not by sending tweets. That's not how the government works. Rulemaking is not a popularity contest.

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    Official comments to a NPRM is the ONLY way the FCC will take notice and pass a proposal...tweets are soo overrated....

    NOW if Pai would give REAL AM cleanup the same effort...like forcing utilities to clean up their distribution noise spots and mandate AMAX/AM stereo radios with Noise Blanking in any radio that does FM stereo, AM may see some life..otherwise, the FM translator road is a poor fix...and only adds to the clutter of the band

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    Quote Originally Posted by ContinuousWave View Post
    Official comments to a NPRM is the ONLY way the FCC will take notice and pass a proposal...
    Even with comments, the Commissioners don't add up the number of comments for and against in making their decision. They instead look for particular arguments to support their views. But in the end, as Congress pointed out a couple weeks ago, the vote will be along party lines. Just as they are in Congress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    Sure we can, but not by sending tweets. That's not how the government works. Rulemaking is not a popularity contest.
    This started with a series of communications including phone calls, emails, meetings with commissioners, and yes social marketing and a strong argument.

    https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/at...-14-1182A1.pdf

    I know how it works (I very familiar with FCC protocol since I do my own filings and own my station and a CP). Please don't take me to school.The point is keeping the information out there, and showing support for this proposal. We got this far because of prior efforts.

    All I ask it to send a message of support, or choose not to.
    Last edited by Groove1670; 09-26-2016 at 02:06 AM.
    WLYB FM
    96.3 Demopolis AL.
    100.5 Meridian Mississippi.

    WRYC FM
    92.5 Frisco City/Monroeville

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    Groove / everyone else -

    I believe that the FCC is looking for social media commentary and "buzz" particularly on this issue. Commissioner Pai is definitely a big contributor to Twitter. They already have the initial petition for rulemaking and comments. Now, they're just trying to build a case and record outside of the usual channels.

    --- Casual Observer

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    Sorry, but Twitter hasn't shown itself to be a place for serious or credible discourse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    Sorry, but Twitter hasn't shown itself to be a place for serious or credible discourse.
    You mean like Donald Trump does, as an example?

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