Goto Section: 74.1262 | 74.1269 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 74.1263 Time of operation.
(a) The licensee of an FM translator or booster station is not required
to adhere to any regular schedule of operation. However, the licensee
of an FM translator or booster station is expected to provide a
dependable service to the extent that such is within its control and to
avoid unwarranted interruptions to the service provided.
(b) An FM booster or FM Translator station rebroadcasting the signal of
an AM, FM or LPFM primary station shall not be permitted to radiate
during extended periods when signals of the primary station are not
being retransmitted. Notwithstanding the foregoing, FM translators
rebroadcasting Class D AM stations may continue to operate during
nighttime hours only if the AM station has operated within the last 24
(c) The licensee of an FM translator or booster station must notify the
Commission of its intent to discontinue operations for 30 or more
consecutive days. Notification must be made within 10 days of the time
the station first discontinues operation and Commission approval must
be obtained for such discontinued operation to continue beyond 30 days.
The notification shall specify the causes of the discontinued operation
and a projected date for the station's return to operation,
substantiated by supporting documentation. If the projected date for
the station's return to operation cannot be met, another notification
and further request for discontinued operations must be submitted in
conformance with the requirements of this section. Within 48 hours of
the station's return to operation, the licensee must notify the
Commission of such fact. All notification must be in writing.
(d) The licensee of an FM translator or booster station must notify the
Commission of its intent to permanently discontinue operations at least
two days before operation is discontinued. Immediately after
discontinuance of operation, the licensee shall forward the station
license and other instruments of authorization to the FCC, Washington,
DC for cancellation.
(e) Failure of an FM translator or booster station to operate for a
period of 30 or more consecutive days, except for causes beyond the
control of the licensee or authorized pursuant to paragraph (c) of this
section, shall be deemed evidence of discontinuation of operation and
the license of the station may be cancelled at the discretion of the
Commission. Furthermore, the station's license will expire as a matter
of law, without regard to any causes beyond control of the licensee or
to any authorization pursuant to paragraph (c) of this section, if the
station fails to transmit broadcast signals for any consecutive
12-month period, notwithstanding any provision, term, or condition of
the license to the contrary.
[ 55 FR 50699 , Dec. 10, 1990, as amended at 61 FR 28768 , June 6, 1996;
74 FR 45130 , Sept. 1, 2009; 85 FR 35574 , June 11, 2020; 86 FR 37061 ,
July 14, 2021]
Goto Section: 74.1262 | 74.1269
Goto Year: 2020 |
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