That’s according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai now that the Incentive Auction on the TV side is over. Pai did not give a specific date but said it will be for Class C and D stations, and the necessary IT work is being done now and it’s going well.
To date, the FCC has received nearly 1,100 applications, granting almost 95% of them. That translates to more than 20% of AM stations obtaining FM translators to grow their audience.
Pai said there are also other important elements to the FCC’s AM Radio Revitalization Initiative that remain pending, and is hopeful the Commission can move forward on some of them soon.