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LPFM Stations Get a Boost

For the first time, the FCC just granted booster stations to two LPFMs in California. Like the name implies, a booster helps a station to fill in parts of its broadcast area where geographic impediments–like hills or mountains–prevent the signal from being received well where it otherwise should be heard. Unlike a translator repeater station, […]

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On behalf of the FCC, the "no-means-no" cat says no Internet streams on FM translators.

FCC to FM translator owner: no Internet streaming please

Here’s an interesting Federal Communications Commission enforcement action. The agency recently issued a Notice of Violation to one Elizabeth Gonzalez, owner of radio station license K229BJ in Hollywood Park, Texas, because the agency’s Enforcement Bureau observed the FM translator re-broadcasting an Internet stream rather than an over-the-air FM or AM signal. To wit—an excerpt from […]

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