NPR to Senate: 'Require LPFM Field Tests'

NPR to Senate: 'Require LPFM Field Tests'
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National Public Radio has urged the U.S. Senate to consider requiring field tests of LPFM stations before the FCC allocates the licenses. NPR President/CEO Kevin Klose said the LPFM bill introduced last week by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz. and Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., which includes a mechanism to help resolve interference, "is a step toward protecting public radio."
Klose said the Senate legislation should also contain more protections for FM translators.
NPR has asked the FCC to conduct more receiver tests to resolve what it perceives as interference issues for translators.
NPR supports the House LPFM bill that would allow the new allocations, but retain existing channel protections.
Leslie Stimson

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