How Many TV and Radio Stations are There? (May 2011)


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Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Periodically, the Federal Communications Commission releases the latest numbers on the total broadcast television radio stations in the US.

As on March 2011:

  • 14,728 full power radio stations: 4,778 AM, 6533 FM, and 3,417 educational FM. There are 859 Low Power FM stations.
  • 1,774 full power TV stations: 1,022 UHF commercial, 360 VHF commercial, 285 UHF educational, and 107 VHF educational.
  • 10,595 translators and booster stations.
  • 2,172 low power TV stations.

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