Are FM Translators Worthy of ‘Limited Program Origination’?


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FCC on Tuesday released a Public Notice inviting comments from the radio industry in a Petition for Rulemaking from a group of radio station and FM translator licensees who could be seeking something that some may see as a big evolution for the 250-watt Class D signal Chairman Ajit Pai has championed as an AM “revitalization” tool.

Introducing the Broadcasters for Limited Program Origination, and they believe a GeoBroadcast Solutions LLC “Zonecasting” plan opens up an FM translator’s ability to originate limited programming content, too.

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