The May family’s Mountain Top Media. Fletcher Ford’s Virden Broadcasting. Kim Love’s Lovcom Inc. These are just some of the companies that are pushing an idea first floated before the FCC in 2006: program origination from an FM translator.
This effort comes in the form of a comment submission tied to what some say is a wholly unrelated item before the Commission: GeoBroadcast Solutions LLC’s “Zonecasting” plan, which would allow some original programming from a FM booster.
For companies such as those mentioned above, collectively calling themselves the Broadcasters for Limited Program Origination, the same opportunity for limited program origination should also be afforded to FM translator stations.
It’s a hot topic, and the legal counsel in Washington representing the Broadcasters is John Garziglia, the well-respected attorney at Womble Bond Dickinson‘s D.C. office. To help share his clients’ views on the matter, and why in their view — and his — a FM booster is no different than an FM translator, he sat down with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson for an exclusive interview.
It’s a “can’t miss” episode of the latest RBR+TVBR INFocus Podcast that could impact one of your companies’ business operations in the near future.