07.29.2010 03:00 PM
Full-power TV Broadcasters Total 1,784
WASHINGTON: The Federal Communications Commission posted its
updated count of broadcast licenses this week. As of June 30, there were 30,855
broadcast TV and radio stations in the United States, up from 30,666 at the end
The total of full-power commercial stations remained stead at 1,393, with one
moving from a VHF to a UHF assignment between March and June. Full-power
educational TV stations totaled 391, up by one station since the March count.
There were 523 Class A TV stations at the end of June, nine fewer versus the
first-quarter count. Low-power TV stations totaled 2,451, up 40 from 1Q. The
number of TV translators also increased--20 UHFs and 91 VHFs were added.