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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2022

In Surprise Ruling, FCC Denies Request for Extension of FM Booster Stations Comment Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today the Federal Communications Commission denied a joint request by NAB and NPR for a two-week extension of the comment deadline in a proceeding on FM broadcast booster stations. The following statement can be attributed to NAB Chief Legal Officer Rick Kaplan:

The FCCs denial of NAB and NPRs two-week extension request is both surprising and disappointing, especially since the Commission has provided numerous extensions to GBS totaling over two years in length. We are not aware of a situation where the FCC has denied such a reasonable request, especially in a technical proceeding where documents were not readily available for examination. NAB sincerely hopes the FCC will read the comments submitted carefully and thoughtfully and not rush to judgment on an issue that presents such significant concerns for the broadcast radio industry.

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