Thursday, October 7, 2010

FM/TV signals could be in trouble because of 15 Penn Plaza Tower.

A recent article was published stating the obvious fact that the new 15 Penn Plaza building will more than likely disrupt FM and or TV signals from the Empire State Building.  Jim Stagnitto, director of engineering for New York Public Radio, is concerned about both of his FMs at Empire, WNYC(FM) and WQXR(FM). “WQXR is a low-power Class B and will be especially susceptible to multipath in New Jersey. I’m very concerned. And without a predictive study to examine, we really don’t know how bad it could be,” Stagnitto said. 

The question is what are they going to do about it?  Can the FCC put a stop the the project because of this or until the find a way to relocate the antennas to a new higher location?