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FCC Opens Settlement Window For More Translator Applications in Second Translator Window

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC last week issued a Public Notice announcing another window for mutually exclusive applicants filed in the second translator window to attempt to resolve the interference conflicts that the FCC found to exist between certain of these applications. As we wrote here , applications filed in the second translator window that were not mutually exclusive filed their “long-form” applications detailing their technical proposals back in May.

Long-Form Applications Due November 5 for FM Translators for AM Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

Earlier this year, there was a settlement window for mutually exclusive applications in the FCC’s application window for new FM translators for Class A and B AM stations. Also released was the same type of notice for three applications left over from the 2003 translator window, which were apparently left off earlier notices. AM Radio FM Translators and LPFM 2003 translator window FM translators for AM stations long form application

Overpower FM Translator Prompts $12,000 FCC Fine

Broadcast Law Blog

In an Order released earlier this week , the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau imposed a $12,000 fine on the licensee of an FM translator in California because FCC inspections revealed that the translator was operating above its licensed power. With so many new translators coming on the air, it is important for operators to remember to limit TPO to what is specified in a license. But translators need approval to change TPO before it is done.

Long-Form Applications Due November 5 for FM Translators for AM Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

Earlier this year, there was a settlement window for mutually exclusive applications in the FCC’s application window for new FM translators for Class A and B AM stations. Also released was the same type of notice for three applications left over from the 2003 translator window, which were apparently left off earlier notices. AM Radio FM Translators and LPFM 2003 translator window FM translators for AM stations long form application

Appeal Filed By LPFM Advocates Seeking to Stop Processing of FM Translator Applications

Broadcast Law Blog

Common Frequency and Prometheus Radio Project have once again filed with the FCC a request to halt the processing of hundreds of still-pending FM translators from the last translator filing window. The pending applications are the last remaining application from the window which allowed AM stations to seek FM translators to rebroadcast their signals. If their position was adopted, seemingly no application for an LPFM or a translator could ever get processed.

FCC Quickly Disposes of Proposal for AM Station to Go Silent and Broadcast Exclusively on FM Translator

Broadcast Law Blog

Only three weeks ago, we wrote about an application for experimental authority filed by an AM station operator in Arizona, seeking permission to cease operating its AM station for a one year test to operate solely with its paired FM translator. The FCC found that no new technology was proposed (as everyone knows how an FM translator works) and that any market information about consumer behavior could be gathered while still operating the AM station.

AM Station Proposes to Test Silencing AM to Operate 100% From a Translator – What Does It Say About the AM Band?

Broadcast Law Blog

The broadcast trade press was abuzz this morning with a report that an Arizona AM station currently simulcasting its programming on an FM translator has asked the FCC for permission to conduct a test where it would shut down its AM for about a year and operate solely through the FM translator. The immediate issue raised by the concept of trading an AM for an FM translator is what it says about the value of broadcasting on the AM dial.

Asked & Answered – Do I need permission to use a translation of a public domain play?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, I answer a question about adapting public domain works that have been translated from foreign languages. This question and answer brought to you by: Asked & Answered – Do I need permission to use a translation of a public domain play?

AM Station Proposes to Test Silencing AM to Operate 100% From a Translator – What Does It Say About the AM Band?

Broadcast Law Blog

The broadcast trade press was abuzz this morning with a report that an Arizona AM station currently simulcasting its programming on an FM translator has asked the FCC for permission to conduct a test where it would shut down its AM for about a year and operate solely through the FM translator. The immediate issue raised by the concept of trading an AM for an FM translator is what it says about the value of broadcasting on the AM dial.

King Pardons Translator

Media Law Prof Blog

The King of Thailand has pardoned Joe Gordon, an American citizen, who was convicted last year of lese-majeste for translating parts of a biography of the sovereign and posting it on his blog. The book, The King Never Smiles, is

Announcement of FCC Window for AM Stations to File For New FM Translators Coming Very Soon

Broadcast Law Blog

At the NAB Convention, Chairman Pai announced that the promised windows for AM stations to apply for new FM translators would open this summer (see our article here ). If adopted and released to the public by the FCC in the next few weeks, that announcement will likely set a date for filing for these translators – probably opening the first window about 60 days after the notice is released.

First Window for New FM Translators for AM Stations to Open July 26

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC released a Public Notice announcing that its window for Class C and D AM stations to file for new FM translators to rebroadcast their stations will open on July 26. We know that the window will be open to any AM station that did not acquire a translator using a 250 mile waiver in last year’s translator window. AM Radio FM Translators and LPFM 250 mile waiver for translators AM on FM translators FM translators for AM stations

FM Translators Still Contentious – New Filing Window, Suggestions for Resolving Interference Complaints and a Request for Reconsideration of Relaxation of Rules on the Location of FM Translators for AM Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

For well over a decade, since the FM translator filing window of 2003, translators have been a controversial subject. While they have become more important to the broadcast ecosystem – especially as they now rebroadcast AM stations and HD-2 channels of FM stations – their use continues to be controversial, both because of the interference to other stations that is sometimes caused by new translators, and because of their perceived conflicts with LPFM applicants.

FCC Releases Instructions for Window for AM Stations to File for FM Translators and Announces Translator Filing Freeze – Pay Attention to the Details!

Broadcast Law Blog

Late yesterday, the FCC released the Public Notice setting out the instructions for the upcoming window for Class C and D AM stations to file for new FM translators. This may be to preserve some channels for applicants in the next window – one to be announced in the future for all AM stations (including Class A and B AM stations) to file for new translators. AM Radio FM Translators and LPFM 250 mile waiver for translators AM translators FM translators for AM stations

FCC Releases Tutorial on FM Translator Auction Window for AM Stations – Clarifies that AM Buyers Can File Applications

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday released an online tutorial for the upcoming windows for filing for FM translators for AM stations. The first window will run from July 26 until 6 pm ET on August 2, where Class C and D AM stations that did not receive a translator in last year’s 250-mile waiver windows can file for a new FM translator to rebroadcast their AM station. AM Radio FM Translators and LPFM AM on FM translators FM translators for AM stations

List of Mutually Exclusive Applications for FM Translators to Rebroadcast AM Stations Released By FCC – Settlement Window Through November 29

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice providing the details for its settlement window for mutually exclusive applications for new FM translators to rebroadcast AM stations. These applications were the ones filed earlier this summer in the FCC’s first window reserved for AM station licensees to file for new FM translators to rebroadcast their AM stations as part of the FCC’s AM revitalization proceeding.

Relaxed Rules for Location of FM Translators to Rebroadcast AM Stations Effective April 10

Broadcast Law Blog

We wrote here and here about the FCC’s new rules to relax the limits on where licensees of AM stations can use FM translators to rebroadcast their stations. The new rules allow the location of these translators so that their 1 mv/m coverage area does not extend beyond 25 miles from the AM station or beyond the AM station’s 2 mv/m contour – whichever is greater. Up to now, the translator had to stay within the lesser of those two areas.

Update: Comment Dates Set on Prometheus Petition for Reconsideration of Relaxation of Siting Rules for FM Translators Rebroadcasting AM Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

Earlier this week, we wrote about a number of proceedings affecting FM translators , including the Petition for Reconsideration (available here ) of the FCC decision relaxing the rules governing the locations at which AM stations using FM translators to rebroadcast their signal can locate those translators (see our summary here ). AM Radio FM Translators and LPFM FM translators for AM stations

Reminder: October 31 Last Day to Seek 250 Mile Waiver for FM Translators Moves to Rebroadcast AM Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

All this year, the FCC has been busy processing applications by AM broadcasters to buy an FM translator or a translator construction permit , and to move the translator as much as 250 miles to rebroadcast an AM station. We wrote about the Commission’s rules for these translator moves, as set out in December, here. In the AM market, the translator can operate on any commercial FM channel that is available.

August Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – EEO Filings, Comments on FM Translator Interference and Class C4 Proposal, EAS Form One and More

Broadcast Law Blog

Comments are due on August 6 on the FCC’s rulemaking proposal to adopt simplified rules for processing complaints of interference by FM translators to full power stations. It may be time for summer vacations, but the FCC seemingly never rests, so there are a number of important dates of which broadcasters need to take note.

Why is there a Google Books? Part 1: Machine Translations and Customer X

Music Technology Policy

Perhaps you have never heard of machine translations, but if you use one of the many translation algorithms available for “free” online, you have experienced a translation by a machine. A good way to accomplish this is with books in translation.

September Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Annual Regulatory Fees; Nationwide EAS Test; Comment Dates on FM Translator Interference, Audio Competition, Children’s Television Requirements, and Reimbursement for LPTV and FM Repacking Costs; and More

Broadcast Law Blog

September 5 is the date for reply comments on the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on how to simplify the resolution of complaints about interference from new FM translators (see our summaries here and here ). While September is one of those months with neither EEO reports nor Quarterly Issues Programs or Children’s Television Reports, that does not mean that there are no regulatory matters of importance to broadcasters.

FM Translators for AM Stations – Now that the Filing Window is Done, What’s Next?

Broadcast Law Blog

The window for filing applications for new FM translators for Class C and D AM stations has now closed. One would think that this will happen principally in spectrum-congested markets where there are multiple AM stations eligible for the auction, but few available channels for translators. AM Radio Broadcast Auctions FM Translators and LPFM FM translators for AM stations

Moving FM Translators 250 Miles to Rebroadcast an AM Station – What the FCC is Considering as Part of Its AM Revitalization Proceeding

Broadcast Law Blog

A proposal to allow AM station licensees to buy FM translators located as far as 250 miles away from the AM station and move them to an area where they can rebroadcast the AM station was the talk of the NAB Radio Show last week. An AM licensee buys the translator authorization – and it basically gives that licensee the right to file for a vacant frequency in its market on a first-come, first-served basis.

FCC Chairman Pai Promotes Transparency – Releases Draft Orders on Next-Generation TV and FM Translators for AM Stations – What Will Be Considered for Radio at February FCC Meeting?

Broadcast Law Blog

For radio, the draft order would permit an expansion of the area in which an FM translator rebroadcasting an AM station can be located. Under current rules, the 1 mv/m contour of translator must be entirely contained within the lesser of the daytime 2 mv/m contour of the AM station or within a circle with a 25 mile radius from the AM transmitter site.

FCC Approves Expansion of Use of FM Translators By AM Stations – But Warns Broadcasters Not to Jump the Gun and File Before New Rules Become Effective

Broadcast Law Blog

As we wrote last week, the FCC approved the expanded use of FM translators by AM stations – allowing their use anywhere within a 25-mile radius of their AM transmitter site, or within the 2 mv/m contour of the AM station – whichever is greater. The current rule restricts that will be replaced limit FM translator use to the lesser of the 2 mv/m contour or the 25-mile radius for the AM station.

More on AM Revitalization – Why the FCC Chairman is Against an AM-Only Filing Window For FM Translators

Broadcast Law Blog

As we wrote earlier this week , the biggest argument about the proposal that is circulating is reportedly whether or not that order will provide for a window for filing for new FM translators specifically to be used for the rebroadcast of AM stations. While AM radio was not on the agenda of the meeting, the Chairman was nevertheless asked about his opposition to the AM-only translator window. Applications for new FM translators are filed during pre-announced auction filing windows.

FCC Adopts AM Revitalization Order – Part 1 – The Upcoming Windows for AM Stations to Acquire FM Translators

Broadcast Law Blog

Friday’s order came in three parts – one adopting certain changes to FCC technical FCC rules and also adopting procedures for AM stations to acquire FM translators, a second asking for comment on a series of additional proposals looking to further change certain AM rules, and a final section a more preliminary inquiry looking at longer term policy changes to the AM rules. So, for instance, an AM owner can buy an FM translator authorized to operate on 93.3,

FCC Asks for Formal Comments on Next-Generation of Television, and Approves Greater Use of FM Translators By AM Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

This order expands the area in which FM translators can be operated to rebroadcast an AM station. Watch for more information, including details of the effective date in these new translator rules, shortly. AM Radio Digital Television FM Translators and LPFM Television ATSC 3.0 FM translators for AM stationsAt its meeting yesterday, the FCC took two big actions affecting broadcasters.

FCC Letter Questions Multi-Hop Move of FM Translator - Limits on Availability of Translators for AM Stations?

Broadcast Law Blog

An FCC letter to the licensee of an FM translator owner asking very specific information about a series of applications to move that translator to a larger market raises question as to whether the FCC is shutting the door on moves of translators from one market to another - where they have often been used to rebroadcast the signal of an AM or an FM HD signal, adding new competition.

FM Translator Processing Continues as FCC identifies Over 700 Applications that Can Be Granted - What's Next for Translator Applicants? What Should Broadcasters Be Considering?

Broadcast Law Blog

Many of the thousands of FM translators that have been pending since 2003 may be approaching the finish line to be granted very soon. The clear opportunity for broadcasters is that there are soon going to be about 700 new translators, with many more to come after the settlement window and auction. So there are bound to be at least some translators that will be granted and available for sale or some sort of programming arrangement.

Closing the 2003 FM Translator Window – Mutually Exclusive Noncommercial Applications Set for Resolution by Point System Paper Hearings

Broadcast Law Blog

While much of the attention paid to FM translators has recently come from their use to rebroadcast AM stations and the upcoming windows for, first, relocating existing translators to AM markets and, later, a window for new translators for AM stations (see our article here ), many forget that there are still many translator applications pending from the 2003 translator window.

The Confusing State of AM Radio Revitalization Efforts – No FM Translator Window for AM Licensees?

Broadcast Law Blog

We wrote about the two aspects of potential assistance for AM stations that were proposed in the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – technical proposals which mostly focused on ways to make the relocation of AM stations easier (see our article here ) and the quick-fix proposal for new FM translators reserved for AM stations , a band-aid to keep AM stations alive while a new more permanent solution for these stations could be found (see our post here ).

Preliminary Comments Sought by FCC on Proposal to Increase LPFM Power to 250 Watts and to Modify LPFM Translator Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

Last week, the FCC formally announced its receipt of a proposal from REC Networks to raise the maximum power for LPFM stations from 100 watts to 250 watts , to give them equivalent power levels with FM translator stations. Also among its proposals are a suggestion that the FCC eliminate the obligation that LPFM stations protect translators on second adjacent channels, as translators currently have to protect LPFM stations only on the same channel and on first-adjacent channels.

August Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – EEO, Translators, Media Regulation Modernization, EAS, Incentive Auction and More

Broadcast Law Blog

The window for filing for FM translators for Class C and D AM stations that did not receive translators in last year’s 250-mile waiver window opened yesterday, and remains open through August 2. We expect many AM broadcasters to try to take advantage of this opportunity to acquire a new translator for their stations. It’s almost August, and despite it being vacation time for many, there are still regulatory dates that must be addressed by the broadcast industry.

The Bumpy Road of Using FM Translators to Rebroadcast AM Stations or HD-2 Channels

Broadcast Law Blog

In recent years, FM translators have become more and more important to broadcasters, as they are being used to rebroadcast AM stations and HD-2 channels , giving the programming broadcast on these over-the-air signals new outlets in many markets. So, while translator stations have provided many opportunities to broadcasters, those looking at translators to rebroadcast one of their signals should be aware of these potential pitfalls that have arisen in a few cases.

Request Filed with the FCC to Stay Effective Date of New Liberalized Rules on the Location of FM Translators for AM Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

Prometheus Radio Project, an advocacy group which has been active in lobbying for the interests of LPFM applicants and licensees, has asked that the FCC stay the April 10 effective date of the new rules liberalizing the location in which FM translators serving AM stations can locate (see its petition here ). Their allegation is that the moves by these translators will “box in” LPFM stations at their current site.

FCC Details Window for LPTV Stations and TV Translators Displaced by the Incentive Auction to Seek New Channels

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC last week released a Public Notice describing the process for the filing of applications for replacement channels for LPTV stations and TV translators that are displaced by the incentive auction. The FCC estimates that the LPTV/TV Translator window will likely be announced 7 or 8 months after last month’s Closing Notice in the auction – meaning that it is likely to be announced at the end of this year.

Window to Open January 29 for Applications to Move FM Translators Up to 250 Miles to Rebroadcast AM Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC’s Media Bureau gave a long-awaited Christmas present to many of the country’s AM stations, releasing a Public Notice announcing the filing dates for the translator modification application filing windows for AM stations. In these windows, the FCC will allow an AM licensee to buy or arrange to program an FM translator and move it up to 250 miles to a location from which it can be used to rebroadcast an AM station.

August 29 Deadline for Comments on LPFM and FM Translator Processing - Looking to Unfreeze 2003 FM Translator Applications and to Open a New LPFM Window

Broadcast Law Blog

August 29 will be the deadline for initial comments on the FCC's proceeding to set the relationship between applications for new LPFM stations and those for FM translators, a date set forth in a Federal Register publication of the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on this topic. The NPRM also will decide whether FM translators can be used for the rebroadcast of an AM station if that translator was granted after the FCC first authorized the rebroadcast of AM stations by FM translator s.