FCC Orders Silence For Atlanta-area FM Translator… For Now


A 105-watt FM translator serving the northern portion of the Atlanta metropolitan area has successfully nixed a license modification from the FCC’s Media Bureau that would have lowered its power output to just 10 watts.

It’s not exactly a victory for the translator’s owner, however. Interference to a co-channel Class A that’s not too far away remains an issue, and the translator has been ordered to cease operations until it resolves the problem.

RBR+TVBR OBSERVATION (full text below, for Members Only): We looked at the signal contour for the fully licensed station that is complaining of interference from an FM translator on the same frequency. We then reviewed the signal pattern for the translator. From our eyes, it looks like the FCC should have never OK’d this translator.

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