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AM Revitalization Ideas

Icon Written by Alex on July 23, 2013 – 3:46 pm

Clay Freinwald, CPBE, has been active in radio broadcasting for more than 50 years. Responding to Radio World’s coverage of the AM revitalization debate, he offers his own suggestions. Freinwald is a past recipient of Radio World’s Excellence in Engineering Award, broadcaster of the year from the Washington State Association of Broadcasters and twice winner […]

BMC will be at MMTC Conference July 9-10

Icon Written by Alex on June 18, 2013 – 11:14 am

The Broadcast Maximization Committee (BMC) is a proud sponsor of The Minority Media and Telecom Council’s (MMTC’s) 11th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference.  We will have members in attendance to answer any questions about our ongoing proposal before the FCC to expand the FM band into the TV 5-6 spectrum.  BMC and […]

Observation from Radio Business Report

Icon Written by Alex on June 18, 2013 – 10:50 am

RBR-TVBR observation: We have always been particularly intrigued by the idea to convert TV channels 5 and 6 to FM  They are not well suited to digital television broadcast, and television operators have been fleeing them if at all possible. They are right there just to the south of today’s noncommercial band, which extends down […]

Arsenault: Champion of AM Radio

Icon Written by Alex on February 4, 2011 – 10:32 am

“Due to the exponential growth in competitive digital technologies and the ever-increasing interference from those devices, AM radio needs all the help it can get,” – Richard Arsenault, broadcast consulting engineer

Is It Time?

Icon Written by Alex on June 20, 2010 – 1:20 pm

Barry Mishkind of Broadcasters’ Desktop Resource has written a thought provoking editorial on the heels of Commissioner Clyburn’s recent comments on the use of Channels 5 & 6 for radio broadcasting.

Promising News for BroadMax

Icon Written by Alex on June 12, 2010 – 11:00 am

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is reportedly open to giving Channels 5 & 6 to radio according to Radio World.

Channels 5 & 6: The Fight Continues

Icon Written by Alex on December 9, 2009 – 10:39 am

BroadMax makes Radio Journal again! This article is more coverage of MMTC’s Radio Rescue proposal, and has a list of some of its supporters, including the Broadcast Maximization Committee. Will the FCC ever take a position on this?

National Public Radio supports BroadMax

Icon Written by Alex on December 5, 2009 – 2:11 pm

Read what NPR and others filed in support of the Broadcast Maximization Committee’s proposal to the Federal Communications Commission:

BroadMax Supporter Comments

Icon Written by Alex on December 4, 2009 – 12:13 pm

Read what some supporters of the BroadMax movement are saying:

“Radio Rescue Plan” Draws Attention

Icon Written by Alex on October 29, 2009 – 11:05 am

The Minority Media Telecommunications Council’s (MMTC) Radio Rescue Petition has been filed. See the comments in support of this filing here. Apparently it attracted a lot of groups’ attention, including the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and ABC.