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LPFMs Want FCC To Pause On Translator Siting Rules.

Roughly 200 AM broadcasters have already filed applications to relocate translators based on the new translator siting rules.

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Broadcaster Opposes Translator Petition

It took until the very end of the comment period but a full power FM broadcaster in New Jersey has...

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Stations Have 45 Days To Re-Point Their Dishes To New Network Satellite.

Radio stations that rely on network programming have 45 days to re-aim their satellites from AMC-8 to the new AMC-18 or risk...

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Are Broadcasters “Gaming” The Translator Rules?

A prominent communications attorney says some full-power FM stations are using outdated translator rules...

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The FCC is Now Granting Program Experimental Licenses

The FCC has always been kind to people who tinker with radio equipment, whether teenagers blowing out their parents’ fuses...

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FM Translator Filings Jump at FCC

Anecdotal evidence indicates that more FM translator service applications than normal were filed with the Federal Communications Commission...

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The Industry Reacts To The New Tax Bill

Yet another iteration of a perennial effort by the recording industry to impose a performance royalty on broadcasters is on the table...

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Supporters Ramp Up Congressional Effort To Win a Radio Royalty

On the heels of a freshly reintroduced bill that would require radio stations pay a performance royalty for music use, supporters are...

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Pai Proposals Could Remake Noncommercial Rules

FCC chair Ajit Pai has teed up several more items that are likely to bring smiles to the faces of noncommercial broadcasters.

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Nadler Re-Introduces Radio Tax

They say they are leveling the playing field. On Thursday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) re-introduced...

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Leveraging Visual Radio for Fun and Profit

“Visual radio” is more than a webcam streaming live footage of a radio station’s morning show.

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Noncoms Enjoy News/Talk Tailwinds

There are several dozen noncommercial radio stations with news/talk formats in the United States — 66 of them in PPM-rated markets — and as a group they seem to be benefitting...

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NAB Worries About Radio in Repack Process

While it remains to be seen exactly how FM radio stations will be affected by the upcoming repack of television stations due to the TV spectrum auction...

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Media Bureau Says AM Rule Change Will Be Effective April 10

Good news for AM broadcasters who want more flexibility in locating their FM translator signals.

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FCC Tells AMs to Hold on to FM Translator Apps for Now

“Not so fast,” the Federal Communications Commission tells AM stations hoping to get a jump start on applications for FM translator modifications.

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