Media Bureau Announces AM Revitalization Comment Dates
Federal Communications Commission
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Released: November 20, 2013
Media Bureau Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of Revitalization of
the AM Radio Service Published in Federal Register Today
Comment Date: January 21, 2014
Reply Comment Date: February 18, 2014
On October 29, 2013, the Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of
Revitalization of the AM Radio Service.1 The AM Revitalization NPRM was released October 31, 2013.
The Commission sought comment on a number of proposals designed to afford relief to AM broadcasters
and to revitalize the AM radio band, and also solicited further proposals for revitalization of the AM radio
service. The AM Revitalization NPRM set deadlines for filing comments and reply comments at 60 and
90 days, respectively, after publication of the AM Revitalization NPRM in the Federal Register.2
By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau announces that the AM Revitalization NPRM was
published in the Federal Register on November 20, 2013.3 Comments must be submitted no later than
Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Reply Comments must be submitted no later than Tuesday, February 18,
2014. Commenters should follow the filing instructions provided in paragraphs 47 to 52 of the AM
Revitalization NPRM.4 The AM Revitalization NPRM is also available on the Commission’s website.5
For additional information on this proceeding, contact Thomas S. Nessinger,
Thomas.Nessinger@fcc.gov, Susan Crawford, Susan.Crawford@fcc.gov, or Peter H. Doyle,
Peter.Doyle@fcc.gov, of the Media Bureau, Audio Division, (202) 418-2700. Press inquiries should be
directed to Janice Wise, (202) 418-8165. TTY: (202) 418-7172 or (888) 835-5322.
By the Chief, Media Bureau
1 MB Docket No. 13-249, Notice of Proposed Rule Making, FCC 13-139 (rel. Oct. 31, 2013) (“AM Revitalization
2 See AM Revitalization NPRM, supra note 1.
3 Revitalization of the AM Radio Service, 78 Fed. Reg. 69629 (Nov. 20, 2013).
4 AM Revitalization NPRM at ¶¶ 47-52.
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