Applications for 1,000 translator radio stations may pose a threat to low-power FM stations, say three community radio groups. So the groups filed informal objections against all of them, slowing down the FCC’s processing of these applications. This move has sparked controversy within the radio industry.
The Center for International Media Action, Common Frequency, Inc. and Prometheus Radio Project are the groups behind the objections to these proposed translators, which are low-powered stations that are only permitted to repeat the signal of another station. Common Frequency’s Todd Urick and Prometheus’ Paul Bame join the show to explain why they took this action, and to answer some of the criticisms coming both from the mainstream radio industry and from within community radio.
Paul also reports on the final death blow to the podcast patent troll, and files a correction to his recollection from episode #142 of the “Disco Demolition” night in Chicago.Radio Survivor is a listener-supported podcast. You can support us two ways: Make a monthly contribution through our Patreon campaign. Make a one-time or recurring donation with any major credit card via PayPal.
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