[AMRadio] FCC & AM


Cory Hine cory_hine at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 2 15:08:08 EST 2006


Jim,

You are absolutely right. They live under the same
regulations as all the other broadcasters. Ask the FCC
to monitor and shut them down if they are not in
compliance....

Unfortunately, I am not in Austin, so I can't receive
them....

Cory

--- Jim Candela <jcandela at prodigy.net> wrote:

> Cory,
> 
>    Do the FCC rules & regulations depend on a
> stations
> political affiliation? Sure, Air America stations
> often fall under the category of "low budget", but
> it
> seems to me that any station should be required to
> adhere to a minimum broadcasting standard as set by
> the FCC. This station KOKE seems to be worst in
> terms
> of broadcasting (content is another topic best said
> in
> another forum) that I have ever heard. Just today I
> pushed the button in the car, and there was dead air
> for 10's of seconds at a time with occasional pops
> of
> voice. Maybe they are doing voice over ip with a
> dial
> up modem connection. What voice I heard was
> distorted,
> and splattered up and down the band at least +/- 20
> Khz.
> 
> Regards,
> Jim 
> 
> --- Cory Hine <cory_hine at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> > Jim,
> > 
> > Take a look at what that station is.... it is part
> > of
> > Air America, the Communist arm of the Democratic
> > party. I am not surprised that their signal
> > stinks....
> > 
> > Cory/AD5QP
> > 
> > --- Jim Candela <jcandela at prodigy.net> wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Hi all,
> > > 
> > >    I'm changing the topic a little, but the
> title
> > > above still fits. I called a local AM station
> > (KOKE
> > > 1600 AM)today about their quality, and had to
> > leave
> > > audix. It seems that this is a low budget
> station
> > > that
> > > relies on networked broadcasting via voice over
> > IP.
> > > The quality varies from poor to horrible. Today
> > they
> > > were splattering +/- 30 Kc, and were very
> > distorted.
> > > Yesterday they had low audio, and it sounded
> like
> > a
> > > 3"
> > > speaker in a pickle jar. The IP stuff also
> results
> > > in
> > > packet loss, and ineteruptions in the audio.
> > > 
> > >     It seems to me that things were better
> decades
> > > ago
> > > when remote programming was done via the twisted
> > > pair
> > > phone line. I have listened to many a MLB
> baseball
> > > game this way.
> > > 
> > >     So what if any position does the FCC take on
> > > commercial AM broadcasting stations using voip
> > where
> > > the quality and level are both highly variable?
> > > 
> > > Regards,
> > > jim candela
> > > WD5JKO  
> > >
> >
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