fcc logoThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently taking comments about whether the current rules for Low-Power FM (LPFM) stations like Access Sacramento’s KUBU 96.5 FM should be changed to allow stations to increase their transmission power from 100 to 250 watts.

It’s easy to comment and support this increase. A web comment form is available from the FCC by pushing the following link and commenting on Item  RM-11749.  Comment HERE.

The last day to comment is Monday, June 15.

KUBU logo colorUnder current rules, LPFM stations like KUBU 96.5 FM are limited in power output to 100 watts. Full powered FM stations in our area are 25 to 250 times more powerful.


For Access Sacramento‘s “The Voice of Sacramento” KUBU, a power increase would expand the service area from within five miles of the  downtown Sacramento core (ranging from South Natomas to Florin Road and West Sacramento to Arden-Arcade, Sacramento State and Oak Park) into North Natomas, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Wilton and Elk Grove.

Comments do not have to be long, but a significant amount of comment encourages the FCC that it is on the right track and that staff time and commission attention should be spent working on this issue.  Please comment today.

Access Sacramento's "The Voice of Sacramento" KUBU 96.5 FM

Access Sacramento’s “The Voice of Sacramento” KUBU 96.5 FM