Religious Broadcasters Among Those Concerned About Giving Back Spectrum

Nov 5, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The National Religious Broadcasters came out against returning broadcast spectrum to the government in a sharply worded release, B&C reports.

NRB VP of government relations Bob Powers, noting that broadcasters had already given up spectrum in the switchover to digital, said broadcast spectrum "may become an unholy sacrifice to satisfy new mobile device spectrum needs."

–Elizabeth Jensen


  1. Mr Powers seems to forget that the spectrum which broadcasters gave back in the switch to digital had been on loan. For a number of years the FCC had provided a second broadcast frequency to assist in the switch to digital broadcasting. At that time broadcasters had agreed that one frequency would be returned once the switch was made.

  2. All I know is that the two religious stations on either side of my NPR station tend to drowned out the signal for morning classics. I hate it when I’m listening to Mozart and suddenly a loud voice booms “JESUS!” Crikey.

  3. How do you “give back” something that is not yours to begin with? When you visit a friend, do you “give back” their house when you leave? The airwaves belong to the public and are on loan to braodcasters.

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