Emergency responders ask FCC to expand broadcasts – POLITICO.com

10 01 2013

By Brooks Boliek   |   1/8/13 9:30 PM EST

The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and the shooting in Newtown, Conn., are renewing a push by emergency responders to expand a low-power AM radio service used to give travelers traffic information.

From California to New Jersey, public-safety officials are urging the Federal Communications Commission to allow them to expand the information they can broadcast on the stations beyond congestion and traffic issues that are the staple of the service.

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