Can You Afford Your FM to be Off-Air During TV Repack?


Rich-RedmondThe 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.

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