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I thought about that too, AMs scrambling for little translators, to use in the areas they already are covering. I thought translator service was for stations to service other areas, like the other side of a large city or over a mountain where an audience might be interested in a station’s local content, but arean’t getting a good signal.
It seems like a whole new class of station has been created and it might be better to call it something else, not a translator, and it’s not taking the AM’s feed off of the air, so what is it translating?
I’ve heard a couple of the AMs with a translator, and they always ID the FM, and the imaging is for the FM station right out in front too, with the AM secondary. Maybe it’s just status with advertisers, we’re on FM! (and AM).