FCC proposes streamlined FM translator interference complaint and remediation procedures

The FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to streamline FM translator interference complaint and remediation procedures. FM translator stations simultaneously rebroadcast the signal of a primary AM or FM station or another FM translator signal on a different frequency. As secondary stations, translators are required to eliminate all interference or stop broadcasting. Due to the success of the AM revitalization proceeding and the resulting substantial increase in translator licenses, the process for resolving FM translator interference complaints has become more important. As a result, this is an appropriate time for the Commission to examine how to streamline and expedite the complaint resolution process.

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News Release [157 KB PDF]
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [211 KB PDF]