Late Thursday (March 6) the FCC released its order addressing requests for changes to TV stations. A total of 124 petitions for reconsideration were filed reflecting 221 requests for changes to individual stations. The FCC granted, in whole or in part, 112 of these petitions.
The Memorandum Opinion and Order addresses requests ranging from minor corrections to stations’ allotments and changes in certifications made on Form 381 (mostly approved) to a request to reallocate TV Channels 5 and 6 for FM broadcasting (denied).
Look for additional details on the M&O and 8th Report and Order in next week’s RF Report.
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Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.