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Don’t Be Quiet About FM Noise

I think the NAB and the SBE should take this issue to the FCC.
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Thank you to Steve Johnston of Wisconsin Public Radio for taking the initiative to do his own field research about noise from everyday household appliances, which interferes with broadcast reception (“Johnston Laments FM Noise,” June 15). Steve has identified a big problem. Thanks to Radio World for running the story on page 1.

What’s the next step? I think the NAB and the SBE should take this issue to the FCC. Household appliances often carry an FCC compliant clause in their documentation. But are they really compliant? Are corners being cut in the manufacturing process?

The FCC needs to enforce their standards in the marketplace. Broadcasters suffer if they don’t.

Roger Rafson
President
CMS Station Brokerage
Pittsburgh

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