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FCC announced broadcast station totals as of DECEMBER 2013

Post by NECRAT » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:26 pm

The Commission has announced the following totals for broadcast stations licensed as of
December 31, 2013:
AM STATIONS 4727
FM COMMERCIAL 6612
FM EDUCATIONAL 4019
TOTAL 15,358
UHF COMMERCIAL TV 1030
VHF COMMERCIAL TV 358
UHF EDUCATIONAL TV 289
VHF EDUCATIONAL TV 107
TOTAL 1,784
CLASS A UHF STATIONS 377
CLASS A VHF STATIONS 51
TOTAL 428
FM TRANSLATORS & BOOSTERS 6054
UHF TRANSLATORS 2927
VHF TRANSLATORS 1119
TOTAL 10,100
UHF LOW POWER TV 1598
VHF LOW POWER TV 388
TOTAL 1,986
LOW POWER FM 776 776
TOTAL BROADCAST STATIONS 30,432
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Re: FCC announced broadcast station totals as of DECEMBER 20

Post by rodbrink » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:19 pm

It would be interesting to compare the number of licensed AM stations today with those, say, of a year ago.

I scanned back to see if you posted those numbers last year, but didn't see anything.... :(

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Re: FCC announced broadcast station totals as of DECEMBER 20

Post by Deep Thought » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:52 pm

Here ya go. Interesting to note we're back to the same number of AM stations as June 1998, down about 5% from the peak in 1991. Draw your own conclusions, but a lot of those stations which went on in the 1980s had no business there both figuratively and literally. A 5% attrition over 15 years isn't that unusual especially considering the ad industry upheaval during that time. For comparison, LPFMs are down over 10% in three years yet there is a clamor to create more of them.

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Date of Count	AM	FM
6/30/1943	911	48
6/30/1944	912	52
6/30/1945	931	46
6/30/1946	961	48
6/30/1947	1298	48
6/30/1948	1693	142
6/30/1949	1963	377
6/30/1950	2118	493
6/30/1951	2238	534
6/30/1952	2333	582
12/31/1968	4236	1944
1/31/1969	4240	1957
1/31/1970	4269	2083
9/30/1990	4978	4357
10/31/1990	4984	4368
11/30/1990	4984	4372
12/31/1990	4987	4392
1/31/1991	4986	4402
2/28/1991	4990	4420
3/31/1991	4986	4430
4/30/1991	4987	4442
5/31/1991	4986	4449
7/31/1991	4988	4482
9/30/1991	4988	4517
10/31/1991	4988	4539
11/30/1991	4990	4559
12/31/1991	4985	4570
1/31/1992	4984	4588
2/29/1992	4984	4605
3/31/1992	4982	4625
4/30/1992	4982	4652
5/31/1992	4978	4662
6/30/1992	4971	4683
7/31/1992	4969	4707
8/31/1992	4969	4723
9/30/1992	4963	4742
11/30/1992	4961	4766
12/31/1992	4961	4785
1/31/1993	4960	4796
2/28/1993	4957	4808
3/31/1993	4956	4836
4/30/1993	4954	4853
5/31/1993	4949	4879
6/30/1993	4952	3895
7/31/1993	4951	4903
8/31/1993	4950	4920
9/30/1993	4949	4938
10/31/1993	4948	4945
11/30/1993	4945	4959
12/31/1993	4944	4971
3/31/1994	4938	4970
2/28/1994	4934	4986
3/31/1994	4933	5001
5/31/1994	4928	5030
6/30/1994	4929	5044
7/31/1994	4925	5055
8/31/1994	4923	5070
9/30/1994	4919	5076
10/31/1994	4914	5090
11/30/1994	4912	5104
12/31/1994	4913	5109
1/31/1995	4909	5122
2/28/1995	4912	5136
3/31/1995	4911	5150
4/30/1995	4913	5173
5/31/1995	4912	5211
6/30/1995	4907	5233
7/31/1995	4906	5258
8/31/1995	4906	5260
9/30/1995	4908	5274
10/31/1995	4906	5285
11/30/1995	4908	5292
12/31/1995	4909	5296
1/31/1996	4909	5306
2/29/1996	4906	5323
3/31/1996	4894	5332
4/30/1996	4890	5345
5/31/1996	4890	5351
6/30/1996	4884	5352
7/31/1996	4879	5360
8/31/1996	4873	5371
9/30/1996	4872	5390
10/31/1996	4864	5398
11/30/1996	4863	5412
12/31/1996	4857	5419
1/31/1997	4854	5429
2/28/1997	4840	5433
3/31/1997	4821	5442
4/30/1997	4813	5458
5/31/1997	4814	5468
6/30/1997	4811	5477
7/31/1997	4812	5488
9/30/1997	4811	5510
10/31/1997	4785	5517
11/30/1997	4786	5527
12/31/1997	4762	5542
1/31/1998	4753	5554
2/28/1998	4741	5557
3/31/1998	4724	5591
4/30/1998	4732	5606
5/31/1998	4724	5615
6/30/1998	4727	5618
7/31/1998	4732	5625
8/31/1998	4733	5636
9/30/1998	4734	5639
10/30/1998	4790	5649
11/30/1998	4792	5652
12/31/1998	4793	5662
1/31/1999	4790	5683
2/28/1999	4789	5689
3/31/1999	4785	5697
4/30/1999	4782	5705
5/31/1999	4784	5720
6/30/1999	4781	5730
7/31/1999	4782	5745
8/31/1999	4782	5760
9/30/1999	4783	5766
9/30/2000	4685	5892
6/30/2001	4715	6000
9/30/2001	4727	6051
12/31/2001	4772	6089
6/30/2002	4811	6147
9/30/2002	4804	6161
12/31/2002	4804	6173
3/31/2003	4804	6179
6/30/2003	4803	6189
9/30/2003	4802	6207
12/31/2003	4794	6217
3/31/2004	4781	6224
6/30/2004	4771	6218
9/30/2004	4770	6217
12/31/2004	4774	6218
3/31/2005	4761	6205
6/30/2005	4759	6213
9/30/2005	4758	6215
12/31/2005	4757	6231
3/31/2006	4759	6243
6/30/2006	4744	6238
9/30/2006	4751	6252
12/31/2006	4754	6266
9/30/2007	4776	6290
12/31/2007	4776	6309
3/31/2008	4776	6316
6/30/2008	4778	6382
9/30/2008	4778	6404
12/31/2008	4786	6427
6/30/2009	4789	6460
9/30/2009	4789	6472
12/31/2009	4790	6479
3/31/2010	4790	6483
6/30/2010	4786	6494
9/30/2010	4784	6512
12/31/2010	4782	6526
3/31/2011	4778	6533
6/30/2011	4770	6527
9/30/2011	4763	6530
12/31/2011	4766	6542
3/31/2012	4762	6555
6/30/2012	4754	6568
9/30/2012	4745	6580
12/31/2012	4738	6598
3/31/2013	4736	6603
6/30/2013	4734	6606
9/30/2013	4728	6613
12/31/2013	4727	6612
Full spreadsheet including all broadcast facilities is at http://transition.fcc.gov/mb/audio/news ... Totals.xls
Note that this is only licensed stations and does not include outstanding construction permits.
Mark Mueller • Mueller Broadcast Design • La Grange, IL • http://www.muellerbroadcastdesign.com

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