FCC Figures Show 15,196 Full-Power Radio Stations Licensed At End Of 2012
January 14, 2013 at 5:01 AM (PT)
The FCC has released the number of full-power radio stations licensed as of DECEMBER 30th, 2012, showing a total of 15,196 stations, 4,738 on AM, 6.598 commercial FM stations, and 3,860 noncommercial stations. In addition, 6,075 FM translators and boosters and 809 low power FM stations are licensed.
Compared to one year ago, the total number of full-power stations is up from 14,952; AM stations are down from 4,766; FM commercial stations are up from 6,542; FM noncommercial stations have risen from 3,644; FM translators and boosters are down from 6,099; and low-power FM stations have dropped from 838.