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Revised as of November 25, 2020
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§ 73.127 Use of multiplex transmission.
The licensee of an AM broadcast station may use its AM carrier to
transmit signals not audible on ordinary consumer receivers, for both
broadcast and non-broadcast purposes subject to the following
(a) Such use does not disrupt or degrade the station's own programs or
the programs of other broadcast stations.
(b) AM carrier services that are common carrier in nature are subject
to common carrier regulation. Licensees operating such services are
required to apply to the FCC for the appropriate authorization and to
comply with all policies and rules applicable to the service.
Responsibility for making the initial determinations of whether a
particular activity is common carriage rests with the AM station
licensee. Initial determinations by licensees are subject to FCC
examination and may be reviewed at the FCC's discretion. AM carrier
services that are private carrier in nature must notify the Licensing
Division of the Private Radio Bureau at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325,
by letter, prior to initiating service certifying compliance with 47
CFR parts 90 and 94.
(c) AM carrier services are of a secondary nature under the authority
of the AM station authorization, and the authority to provide such
communications services may not be retained or transferred in any
manner separate from the station's authorization. The grant or renewal
of an AM station permit or license is not furthered or promoted by
proposed or past service. The permittee or licensee must establish that
the broadcast operation is in the public interest wholly apart from the
subsidiary communications services provided.
(d) The station identification, delayed recording, and sponsor
identification announcements required by § § 73.1201, 73.1208, and
73.1212 are not applicable to leased communications services
transmitted via services that are not of a general broadcast program
(e) The licensee or permittee must retain control over all material
transmitted in a broadcast mode via the station's facilities, with the
right to reject any material that it deems inappropriate or
(f) Installation of the multiplex transmitting equipment must conform
with the requirements of § 73.1690(e).
[ 47 FR 25345 , June 11, 1982, as amended at 49 FR 34015 , Aug. 28, 1984;
51 FR 41629 , Nov. 18, 1986; 51 FR 44478 , Dec. 10, 1986]
Goto Section: 73.99 | 73.128
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