AM Revitalization Still Percolating

Posted on September 30th, 2015 by

A furious lobbying effort by those for and against an FM translator filing window opportunity limited to AM broadcasters has been unfolding in recent weeks at the FCC. Minority broadcasters are the latest to join in the fray, citing a desperate need for such a window to buttress and preserve broadcast ownership diversity. The AM-only FM translator window has been cited by various FCC Commissioners as holding up an order in the long-pending AM Revitalization proceeding.

As of this writing, the FCC has not yet announced its October meeting agenda, so whether the AM Revitalization item will be addressed at the October meeting remains to be seen.