Larry Langford started the debate saying that the seemingly obsolete NRSC mask measurement for AMs is a waste of time and resources.
Broadcast engineer Burt Weiner disagrees with Larry Langford’s call to do away with the annual NRSC proof requirement.
Richard Rudman feels that NRSC proofs are still needed due to the fallibility of equipment and operators.
Cumulus Media broadcast engineer Ray Uberecken also thinks that the NRSC measurements are outmoded.
Steve Johnston notes that the FCC rules call for annual harmonic and spurious measurements for AM stations, but he also wants the same rules applied to FMs.
One technology supplier says we’re holding onto the past for no good reason.
NRSC is likely to be one of the lesser problems an AM could have.
Rudman asks how can a licensee know they are out of spec if they don’t measure?
Ray Uberecken wants to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to NRSC measurements.
Don’t forget harmonic suppression, faulty equipment and more.
Monitoring is increasingly done only at the request of the licensee.