Can You Afford Your FM to be Off-Air During TV Repack?
The initial deadline recently passed for broadcast television stations to notify the FCC if they plan to take part in the broadcast inventive auction. The FCC plans to reallocate a portion of the spectrum used by television stations.
Many TV stations will relocate to a new channel, requiring significant changes to their transmission infrastructures. What many radio owners may not realize is the upcoming spectrum repack has significant ramifications — that could affect the bottom line — for FM stations too, as GatesAir Chief Product Officer Rich Redmond writes in the first of a three-part series for RBR+TVBR.