WASHINGTON, D.C.—Next week, AM radio station operators will be able to apply for FM translators. With that window opening up, the market for FM translators is on the rise.

Radio + Television Business Report examined the “price creep” issue with Womble Carlyle Telecom attorney John Garziglia. He said prices for FM translators are increasing.

“FM translators, now a quasi-commodity with the ability to move up to 250 miles to carry an AM station, until now were changing hands in a $20K to $40K range. Recently, some sellers are reportedly holding out for prices of $50K or more,” Garziglia tells Radio + Television Business Report.

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John Garziglia represents radio and television broadcasters, offering personalized assistance in all areas of communications and telecommunications law including transactional and contract negotiations for broadcast station mergers and acquisitions, the securing of financing, governmental auctions of new frequencies, license renewals, new stations applications, facility changes, facility upgrades, licensing, and compliance with FCC rules, regulations and policies.