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Broadcast Station Totals Show Slight Increase in TV and Slight Declines in Radio


The FCC released its quarterly public notice, Broadcast Station Totals, itemizing the number of stations currently operating in each broadcast service. 

 

AM STATIONS 4,427

FM COMMERCIAL 6,663

FM EDUCATIONAL 4,320

TOTAL 15,380

 

UHF COMMERCIAL TV 1,015

VHF COMMERCIAL TV 367

UHF EDUCATIONAL TV 267

VHF EDUCATIONAL TV 116

TOTAL 1,765

 

CLASS A UHF STATIONS 349

CLASS A VHF STATIONS 30

TOTAL 379


FM TRANSLATORS & BOOSTERS 8,913

UHF TRANSLATORS 2,459

VHF TRANSLATORS 659

TOTAL 12,031

 

UHF LOW POWER TV 1,516

VHF LOW POWER TV 313

TOTAL 1,829

 

LOW POWER FM 1,960

TOTAL 1,960

 

TOTAL BROADCAST STATIONS 33,344


Compared to last year’s report, there are 45 fewer AM stations and 18 fewer commercial FM stations, but 101 more noncommercial FM stations. There were 5 more commercial UHF TV stations and 2 more commercial VHF TV stations. There are 3 more noncommercial UHF TV stations, with 3 fewer noncommercial VHF TV stations. 

 

Our thanks to noted FCC attorney David Oxenford for compiling this information. You can see the FCC’s 2023 Report here.


You can see the FCC’s 2024 Report here.

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