WASHINGTON, D.C.—The FCC’s window to apply for FM translators opened this week to tremendous interest. More than 400 AM stations applied to relocate FM translators on day one, according to the Feb. 2nd edition of Communications Daily.

Competition for translators has driven up the price in some markets, particularly in the Northeast. Womble Carlyle Telecom attorney John Garziglia tells Communications Daily that stations in the West may get a better deal if they wait until later in the application window.

Click here to read “AM Translator Window Gets Over 400 Applications on Day 1” in Communications Daily (subscription required).

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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