FCC Rules on Unusual Radio-Explosive Case

Issue 7 and Volume 116.

FCC Rules on Unusual Radio-Explosive Case Renewal of the broadcast license of radio station KSAY, San Francisco, Calif., has been issued by the Federal Communications Commission subject to the condition the station will cut its normal 10-kilowatt power in half when requested by the commander of the Oakland, Calif., Army Terminal. The terminal frequently handles explosive cargo. During the hearing in the case, the Army pointed out the station’s transmissions on 1010 kilocycles were inducing electrical currents in its cranes and causing potentially dangerous situations. A further condition in connection with the renewal requires the station to reduce its power to 1000 watts on request during any national emergency in which the terminal is required to use detuned cranes in handling cargo.

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