FCC Sets Date For New Rules Expanding AM Use Of FM Translators
The FCC published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that April 10 will be the effective date of the new rule permitting expanded site locations for FM translators that rebroadcast AM stations. Accordingly, any applications filed on or after April 10 should be subject to new rule Section 74.1201(g), which states:
(g) * * * The coverage contour of an FM translator rebroadcasting an AM radio broadcast station as its primary station must be contained within the greater of either the 2 mV/m daytime contour of the AM station or a 25-mile (40 km) radius centered at the AM transmitter site. The protected contour for an FM translator station is its predicted 1 mV/m contour.
A copy of the Federal Register Notice is available below for your reference.