FM Translator

Since 1968 when WDYN went on the air in Chattanooga, Tennessee Temple University has been making an investment in the lives of people who live and work in the area!

  • Broadcasting the Good News of Jesus Christ!
  • Providing good music, news, weather, traffic, along with information about the area
  • Promoting good character in our citizens through programs that highlight the leaders
  • Providing “Prayer Time” twice daily to help provide the needs of our residents

Now, WDYN has an opportunity to purchase and build a “FM Translator” to asset our AM station in reaching a greater audience! Will you invest in building the “FM Translator”, so we can continue to invest in the lives of 250,000 people in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area?

WHAT IS A “FM TRANSLATOR”?

A broadcast relay station, relay transmitter, broadcast translator (US), rebroadcaster (Canada), or repeater (two-way radio) is a broadcast transmitter which relays, repeats or reflects the signal of another radio station or television station, usually to an area not covered by the signal of the origination station. They may serve, for example, to expand the broadcast range of a television or radio station beyond the primary signal’s coverage area, or to improve service in a part of the main coverage area which receives a poor signal due to geographic constraints. They may be (but are not usually) used to create a single-frequency network.

Under the new rules, AM stations may rebroadcast on “currently authorized” translators in the non-reserved (i.e, commercial) portion of the FM band, provided that no portion of the 60 dBu contour of the translator extends beyond the smaller of either (a) the AM’s 2 mV/m daytime contour or (b) a 25-mile radios from the AM’s transmitter site. To be a “currently authorized” translator for these purposes, a translator must have been licensed or authorized in a construction permit in effect as of May 1, 2009. (In other words, translators whose initial permits are granted after May 1, 2009, will not be eligible; nor will any translators whose authorizations, even if granted on or before that date, have since expired.)

AM RADIO STATIONS CAN OWN AND OPERATE AN FM TRANSLATOR!

Cost of the FM Translator Project:

Translator – $55,000

Engineering Fees – $20,000

Equipment – $20,000

Total Purchase Price = $95,000

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Total donations given to date – $34,197.00

Total needed to fund FM Translator Project – $60,803

 

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