Goto Section: 73.3555 | 73.3561 | Table of Contents
Revised as of January 25, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 73.3556 Duplication of programming on commonly owned or time brokered
(a) No commercial AM or FM radio station shall operate so as to devote
more than 25 percent of the total hours in its average broadcast week
to programs that duplicate those of any station in the same service (AM
or FM) which is commonly owned or with which it has a time brokerage
agreement if the principal community contours (predicted or measured 5
mV/m groundwave for AM stations and predicted 3.16 mV/m for FM
stations) of the stations overlap and the overlap constitutes more than
50 percent of the total principal community contour service area of
(b) For purposes of this section, duplication means the broadcasting of
identical programs within any 24 hour period.
(c) Any party engaged in a time brokerage arrangement which conflicts
with the requirements of paragraph (a) of this section on September 16,
1992, shall bring that arrangement into compliance within one year
[ 57 FR 18093 , Apr. 29, 1992, as amended at 57 FR 42706 , Sept. 16, 1992]
Effective Date Note: At 57 FR 18093 , Apr. 29, 1992, § 73.3556 was added,
effective Aug. 1, 1992. At 57 FR 35763 , Aug. 11, 1992, the effective
date was deferred pending action by the agency. At 57 FR 37888 , Aug.
21, 1992, the effective date was further deferred. At 57 FR 42706 ,
Sept. 16, 1992, paragraph (a) was revised and paragraph (c) was added,
effective Sept. 16, 1992.
Goto Section: 73.3555 | 73.3561
Goto Year: 2020 |
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