AM on FM Translator (C/D) Window - Short form applications filed
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The linked document is a list of the 1,081 short form applications that were filed for new FM translators. The short form process allows the FCC to identify which applicants are singleton and can be granted as soon as possible and which ones will be going to auction due to mutual exclusitivity. Translators will be able to modify their applications to other channels and locations but those changes will be limited to "minor" ones only. In other words, they can change 1, 2, 3, 53 or 54 channels or specify another location where the 60 dBu contours of both locations overlap.
Like with any filing window, especially those that involve auctions, not all of these applications will be grantable.
REC will add more information about these translators over the next few days.