The FCC’s AM-exclusive window for obtaining new FM translators takes place July 26-Aug. 2.
With that in mind, Womble Carlyle Telecom attorney John Garziglia recently shared his top 10 things to know about the upcoming translator window, which is open only to FCC licensees of Class C and Class D AM stations, with Radio Ink. Some of his tips include:
- If you are not the actual licensee of an AM station, you cannot file in this window.
- If your AM station was specified as the primary station in any FM translator modification application filed last year in the 250-mile move window, an application for it cannot now be filed in this FM translator window.
- The first step is identifying a frequency upon which to file. Do not make the mistake of assuming no frequencies are available.
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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