Radio’s BFF calls for FM-in-cell phones hearing

Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI) has written a letter to the top members of the House Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee, urging a public hearing on “two very important emergency communications issues.” According to Rep. Clarke, the key issues are the potential loss of over-the-air television coverage as a byproduct of the FCC’s spectrum auction plan, and “the activation and use of broadcast radio chips in mobile devices.” In his letter, Rep. Clarke says, “The use of broadcast radio chips can provide consumers with fast and reliable access to both emergency alerts and in-depth emergency information.”