MMTC asks for freeze on channels 5, 6 filings

The Minority Media and Telecommunications has asked the FCC not to accept applications specifying channels 5 and 6 in its January 2010 filing window for low-power TV stations and TV translators, and would also like the FCC to delay processing those applications in the August 25, 2009 window.

MMTC Exec. Director David Honig notes in the letter that it’s been proposed in the FCC’s ongoing diversity hearing that the channels be used for FM broadcasting and says, “It is critical that the commission avoid accepting applications for new Channel 5 and 6 stations and delay processing the pending applications so as not to prejudice the commission’s consideration of the various proposals that have been submitted for the use of this spectrum for FM broadcasting.”  To read the full story click here.