Why FMs Will Face Repack Expenses Too


Dan-FallonBy Dan Fallon

In our series on how the upcoming spectrum auction and subsequent television repack can affect FM owners, GatesAir Chief Product Officer Rich Redmond has told our readers how the upcoming television spectrum auction and repack can affect radio’s bottom line. Many TV stations will relocate to a new channel, requiring significant changes to their transmission infrastructures, and that affects the checkbooks of some FMs on shared towers, too.

Dielectric Communications Senior RF Engineer Dan Fallon says FM owners need to be prepared for the power to be reduced or cut entirely at times. While the antenna work is a concern, other RF repack-driven infrastructure changes come into play as well — affecting your bottom line.

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