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§ 74.532 Licensing requirements.
(a) An aural broadcast STL or an aural broadcast intercity relay
station will be licensed only to the licensee or licensees of broadcast
stations, including low power FM stations, other than international
broadcast stations, and for use with broadcast stations owned entirely
by or under common control of the licensee or licensees. An aural
broadcast intercity relay station also will be licensed for use by low
power FM stations, noncommercial educational FM translator stations
assigned to reserved channels (Channels 201-220) and owned and operated
by their primary station, by FM translator stations operating within
the coverage contour of their primary stations, and by FM booster
stations. Aural auxiliary stations licensed to low power FM stations
will be assigned on a secondary basis; i.e., subject to the condition
that no harmful interference is caused to other aural auxiliary
stations assigned to radio broadcast stations. Auxiliary stations
licensed to low power FM stations must accept any interference caused
by stations having primary use of aural auxiliary frequencies.
(b) More than one aural broadcast STL or intercity relay station may be
licensed to a single licensee upon a satisfactory showing that the
additional stations are needed to provide different program circuits to
more than one broadcast station, to provide program circuits from other
studios, or to provide one or more intermediate relay stations over a
path which cannot be covered with a single station due to terrain or
(c) If more than one broadcast station or class of broadcast station is
to be served by a single aural broadcast auxiliary station, this
information must be stated in the application for construction permit
(d) Licensees of aural broadcast STL and intercity relay stations may
be authorized to operate one or more aural broadcast microwave booster
stations for the purpose of relaying signals over a path that cannot be
covered with a single station.
(e) Each aural broadcast auxiliary station will be licensed at a
specified transmitter location to communicate with a specified
receiving location, and the direction of the main radiation lobe of the
transmitting antenna will be a term of the station authorization.
(f) In case of permanent discontinuance of operations of a station
licensed under this subpart, the licensee shall cancel the station
license using FCC Form 601. For purposes of this section, a station
which is not operated for a period of one year is considered to have
been permanently discontinued.
[ 28 FR 13716 , Dec. 14, 1963, as amended at 49 FR 7129 , Feb. 27, 1984;
49 FR 10930 , Mar. 23, 1984; 52 FR 31403 , Aug. 20, 1987; 55 FR 50693 ,
Dec. 10, 1990; 57 FR 41111 , Sept. 9, 1992; 58 FR 19775 , Apr. 16, 1993;
65 FR 7649 , Feb. 15, 2000; 68 FR 12766 , Mar. 17, 2003]
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