FCC Opens Windows for AM Translators In 2016
December 24, 2015 at 9:04 AM (PT)
The FCC have finally announced the dates of its two filing windows for the translators in conjunction with the AM Revitalization Order (NET NEWS, 10/23) . The windows are JANUARY 29th to JULY 28th, 2016 at 11:59p; and JULY 29th to OCTOBER 31st at 5p.
The windows will allow AM licensee applications to move one non-reserved band (92.1 through 107.9) translator up to 250 miles from the translator’s currently licensed site. The first window will be open to Class C or D AM stations, while the second window will be for any AM station seeking to relocate a translator. Translators can be moved from any frequency in the non-reserved or commercial FM band. Any translator moved must rebroadcast the specified AM station for at least four years.
The FCC offers more details here.