FCC Window for AM/FM Translators Opens July 29

FCCThe Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) second window for AM radio licensees to file an application to modify and/or relocate an FM translator up to 250 miles will open on July 29, 2016. This window is open to all Class A and Class B stations, as well as any AM licensees that did not participate in the first such window for Class C and Class D stations that closes on July 28, 2016.

The FCC has prepared a public notice with further guidance on how to participate and identify eligible FM translators. The notice also includes a list of frequently asked questions. NAB encourages all AM radio stations to consult with counsel and work with an engineering consultant to determine if obtaining and relocating an FM translator would benefit your station.