WASHINGTON , D.C.—The deadline for AM radio stations to apply to move existing FM translators is fast approaching, but applications still are coming in to take advantage of the 250-mile waiver window.

To date, the FCC has received nearly 1,000 applications for FM translator move requests. Womble Carlyle telecom attorney John Garziglia told Communications Daily said that prices for translators has fallen during the waiver window period, encouraging more activity to take place.

He also said the cost of adding an FM signal “quickly pays off” for AM stations, as many advertisers prefer the FM band.

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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.


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