What is a translator? According to Wikipedia:
A broadcast relay station, relay transmitter, broadcast translator (U.S.), rebroadcaster (Canada), or repeater (two-way radio) is a broadcast transmitter which repeats or transponds the signal of another radio station or television station, usually to an area not covered by the signal of the originating station.
So, why is there a construction permit for a translator (94.1 W231CM) in Southampton for WALK-FM? 97.5 FM is a signal that goes everywhere. It has no trouble at all reaching Southampton. However, the same can’t be said of their HD-2 signal.
97.5 HD-2 broadcasts country music, and adding 94.1 on the east end can only help their coverage. It’s not out of the ordinary for a translator or LPFM station to simulcast an HD-2 signal (Hope Radio is already doing that with WBLI HD-2). Despite the fact that HD Radio has been around for over ten years, it really hasn’t gained a lot of traction. Not all stations are broadcasting in HD, and HD radio hardware isn’t exactly flying off the shelves. 94.1 may gain more listeners in their first week than 97.5 HD-2 had in its entire existence.