FM Translators

In this four-part series, John Garziglia explores FCC regulatory aspects of FM translator stations from various relevant perspectives
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Let’s Talk About FM Translators (Dec. 17, 2014)

This first in a four-part series explores basic FCC regulatory aspects of FM translator stations.

Location, Location, Location (Jan. 14, 2015)

The second installment approaches translators from the perspective of the FM licensee, in particular the licensee of an in-contour fill-in FM translator carrying the content of an AM station or HD sub-channel.

Translator Challenges: Make Your Move (Feb. 1 2015)

The third installment covers some of the challenges faced by AM station licensees who wish to acquire an FM translator, either in the marketplace or in the proposed AM-only FCC filing window for FM translators.

Your Translator Affects Your Neighbor (Feb. 13, 2015)

This part considers possible objections from full-service stations about interference. 

Translator Q&A: Let’s Get Specific (April 22, 2015)

The series provoked questions and comments from Radio World readers. In this wrapup, let’s take a look at several aspects of FM translators in more detail.