FM Translators: Troublesome Or Terrific?


It’s no secret that the FM translator has provided a big boost to more than one AM radio station. At the same time, the FM translator has given the nation’s largest operator of FMs and AMs — iHeartRadio — an added boost in many markets through the rebroadcast of its HD multicast stations.

But, are there limitations to the placement of an FM translator? And, is the FCC doing the best job it can to ensure that a balance between “revitalization” and aural congestion of the FM airwaves is met?

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