I wrote the following article for the March 2007 issue of PolicyTracker, a London-based European spectrum newsletter and am using it here with their kind permission. So if the spelling seems a little unusual ... The wireless microphone issue is now getting a lot of attention at both FCC and the UK's Ofcom.
Wireless mics can enter the digital era
Complaints from the theatrical community in both the US and the UK are unjustified, says consultant Michael Marcus. He argues the problem is not an engineering one, but an issue of policy and economics.
A friend of mine in the US recently mentioned that he heard Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber on National Public Radio, the closest thing in the U.S. to BBC Radio 4, talking about the U.K.’s wireless microphone problem and the resulting threat to live theatre in London. I don’t know if any comparable U.S. figures have gone to London to give media coverage about their wireless microphone problem with FCC which allegedly threatens Superbowl coverage.