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IBOC Pulled From FCC Agenda

IBOC Pulled From FCC Agenda

For a while there it looked like we’d get some decisions at last on various important aspects of digital radio in the United States. But the FCC pulled the final authorization for IBOC off its agenda Thursday morning. A spokesman told RW Online, “It isn’t done.”
Stations will have to wait longer for easier notification procedures when they fire up their digital transmitters or decide to multicast.
There was no indication of when commissioners might finalize the item, which was expected to include a provision for multicasting, so stations would no longer need an STA to split their digital signals, as well as a strategy to handle AM nighttime authorization.