These translators, boosters, repeaters and low powers are to generate money for the Feds.
The overall noise floor increases, due to atmospheric conditions you get interference and other crap. Then the perception has set in that a station in Wisconsin on 95.1 actually thinks it is serving Elmwood Park IL when it is at best in the fringe contour. Or WXLC on 102.3 is supposed to serve any part of Chicago.
When LTE/4G/5G is more reliable and easily obtainable by a MAJORITY of the nation or at least the major markets, this will all become a moot point. FM band will relegate to what the AM band is morphing to. (No, LTE/4G/5G is NOT mainstream or readily available, due to data caps, disparity between rich/poor, not 100% coverage etc).
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