Originally Posted by foxeng
Actually licenses (radio and TV) expire by regions not all at one time
And if you actually bothered to read the link you'd see I already knew they expire by region. I was trying to keep the post simple. Me explaining that licenses expire by region was not needed to make my point.
so some stations would expire in 2012 and some in 2015 and some in 2013 and 2014 as well.
hence why I stated all TV stations licenses expire between Oct 1st 2012 and August 1st 2015
which part of BETWEEN 2012 and 2015 did you didn't get?
Are you trying to be argumentative or did you fail to read the link I posted?
Even full power analogs never had a definitive expiration date until after Congress pass the bill and even then that date didn't hold so just because a license has an expiration date printed on it, doesn't mean it is THE DATE. Until the FCC decrees date X is the last day of analog LP/translator broadcasting, there isn't a date set.
You still don't seem to get it. For example licenses in District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia expire on Oct 1, 2012. The FCC does NOT have to renew these licenses. So if your an analog LP and the FCC doesn't renew your licenses guess what, you can't be on the air now can you? So your only option would be to broadcast in digital. Why would the FCC give these stations another 8 year license? So they can stay on the air until 2023 in some cases?