FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 5, Pages 3728 to 4696, April 9 - April 27, 2012 Page: 3,731
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In order to retransmit an AM station on an FM translator station, a small entity that operates
an AM station must:
* Identify an FM translator that meets the eligibility criteria (authorized by a license or
construction permit in effect as of May 1, 2009, or pursuant to an application that was
pending as of May 1, 2009, and with a 60 dBu contour that does not extend beyond the
smaller of (a) the 2 mV/m daytime contour of the AM station, or (b) a 25-mile radius from
the transmitter site). (If an FM translator is authorized to operate locally but its contour
exceeds the permitted area, it may be possible to apply on FCC Form 349 for a minor
modification of the translator's license to meet the criteria.)
* Either enter into a rebroadcast agreement with the licensee of the translator or enter into an
agreement to purchase the translator, subject to FCC approval (on FCC Form 345).
* On any form filed with the FCC, identify the AM station as the primary station to be
retransmitted by the translator station. If there is only a retransmission agreement, the
licensee of the translator must notify the FCC by letter of the change in primary station and
certify that it has written consent from the licensee of the AM station for the retransmission
of that station's signal (47 C.F.R. 74.1284(b)).
Recordkeeping and Other Compliance Requirements
The Fourth Report and Order requires Auction No. 83 applicants to identify which applications they
wish to preserve to come into compliance with the national and market-based caps. This will enable the
Commission to move quickly through a backlog of applications that have been pending since 2003 and open
a new filing window for the LPFM service.
* The Fourth Report and Order and Third Order on Reconsideration; FCC 12-29, adopted and
released March 19, 2012.
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily Releases/Daily Business/2012/db0320/FCC-12-29A1 .pdf
* Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Amendment of Service and Eligibility Rules for FM
Broadcast Translator Stations. 77 Fed. Reg. 21002 (April 9, 2012) (Final rule.)
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