WASHINGTON, D.C.—The next window for new FM translator licenses should be announced soon, and chances are, the FCC won’t have any shortage of applicants.

The previous window attracted nearly 900 translator relocation applications. Womble Carlyle Telecom attorney John Garziglia tells "Communications Daily" (subscription required) that he expects “a good amount of activity” this time.

According to Communications Daily, the 2017 FM translator application window is expected to be divided into two parts: the first for class C and D AM broadcasters only and the section for all AM stations, with each licensee getting only one translator.

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.



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