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Wednesday, October 29, 2003

The Huntridge Theater: Yes on New Expansion, No on Radio Station

The Friends of the Huntridge Theater has successfully petitioned the Las Vegas City Council to expand the theater and the services that they are allowed to offer. The new proposal looks to take over the property currently run by Mattress World, dismantle the wall that separates the two buildings' parking lots, and rework the parking lot to a more aesthetically appealing solution with landscaping. The new building will have facilities for a bar and restaurant.

Unfortunately for listeners of radio in the Vegas Valley, the FCC rejected the Friends of the Huntridge's request for a broadcast license, made in March of 2003. The FCC determined that the frequency requested was too close to other currently used frequencies. The Friends of the Huntridge Theater is one of the groups listed on the FCC's PDF document "Low Power FM New Station Applications Dismissed for Failure to Comply with Third-adjacent Channel Protection Requirements," issued in March 2003.

Third-adjacent Channel Protection was a broadcasting requirement to prevent interference with other stations. This addition to the "Radio Broadcasting Preservation Act of 2000" was championed by Clear Channel Communication, Infinity Broadcasting, and National Public Radio. It effectively removed 75% of all locations for Low Power FM stations.

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