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1,000+ Stations File to Participate in Translator Auction

Pai called it a success

WASHINGTON � More than 1,000 AM radio stations participated in the FM translator filing window that concluded before 6 p.m. yesterday.

Beginning July 26, this short period gave some Class C and D AM stations the opportunity to apply for new FM translators.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai declared it a success in statement released today and said this window, in conjunction with the two in 2016, �will help AM broadcasters continue to play a part in our competitive media landscape as the FCC continues to address the unique technical challenges involving AM radio.�

Pai also noted that �These translators will enable many of these AM stations to broadcast local programming to their communities at night for the first time.�

The dates for the next auction have not yet been announced.