Shure Announces Broad Support for Expanded Wireless Mic Licensing

Mar 5, 2010 3:08 PM


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Shure Incorporated in Niles, Ill., reports that a broad array of wireless microphone users have inundated the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with comments, urging them to expand eligibility for wireless microphone licenses. Shure states that the FCC received more than 300 letters from houses of worship, theaters, education institutions, musicians, producers, sound engineers, AV rental and production companies, hotels and convention centers during the comment period, which ended on March 1, 2010.

Submissions came from music producers Phil Ramone and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, American Idol music director Rickey Minor, Live Nation Entertainment, MGM Mirage Resorts, and five major sports leagues.

“Wireless microphone users are sending a strong and clear message that they and their audiences expect and deserve interference-free audio,” says Sandy LaMantia, president and CEO of Shure Incorporated. “Wireless microphones are an essential feature of professional sound production in many contexts where audio quality is a priority. These users need to be eligible for licenses that will afford them protection from interference from new devices using the same spectrum.”

The FCC has long been aware that wireless microphone use extends beyond the broadcasters and production companies included in the current licensing rules. In January the Commission issued a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, asking for input regarding whether its current wireless microphone licensing rules should be expanded to include more of the organizations and facilities that use these devices.

“The sheer number of responses received by the FCC in this proceeding was impressive, particularly for the relatively short time frame of the comment period,” says Mark Brunner, Shure’s senior director of Global Brand Management. “To see Megadeth and mega-churches finding common ground was quite remarkable. The breadth of sectors of American society uniting in voicing the need to protect their audio quality is unprecedented.”

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