AM Translators: What’s Next?

September 2017. This eBook lays out the recent history of translators for AM and explores questions for stations that are pursuing this tactic.

More than 1,000 AM stations in the United States participated in the FM translator filing window that just concluded, on top of the many already taking advantage of recent windows and rule changes. Stay on top of developments in this rapidly expanding segment of the U.S. radio broadcast industry. The sector is fast-moving — and FM translator planning is a whole topic in itself.

This ebook lays out the recent history of translators for AM to this point. Then it explores questions for stations that are pursuing this tactic.

What options do they have? When can they start building? How is putting a translator on the air different from building a station from scratch? What kinds of questions will they need to know to talk intelligently to RF consultants, legal advisors, transmitter and antenna makers? What are their business opportunities? Are AM broadcasters finding success financially? And what might broadcasters in other parts of the world learn from this very unusual U.S. spectrum policy approach?

Hear from broadcasters, translator veterans and technical experts including Ed Henson Jr., Bud Walters, Chuck Anderson, Sam Wallington, Timothy Warner, Ron Castro, Cal Zethmayr and John Garziglia.

This eBook is sponsored by Nautel.

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