REC supports petition to stop all IBOC operations and to go back to the drawing board.
REC has filed comments in favor of a Motion to Dismiss filed by John Pavlica to stop all IBOC operations citing interference to first adjacent channel stations.
In our comments, we have stated that the existing IBOC systems that place digital signals in portions of the band that is assigned to another radio station is not in the public interest of radio listeners as it will cause harmful interference to the listening of radio stations, especially in rural areas.
We support the deployment of Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) as an AM IBOC solution for both AM daytime and nighttime operation. DRM is an internationally accepted non-proprietary format.