List of channel numbers assigned to FM frequencies in North America

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In the Americas (defined as International Telecommunication Union (ITU) region 2), the FM broadcast band consists of 101 channels, each 200 kHz wide, in the frequency range from 87.8 to 108.0 MHz, with "center frequencies" running from 87.9 Mhz to 107.9 MHz. For most purposes an FM station is associated with its center frequency. However, each FM frequency has also been assigned a channel number, which ranges from 200 to 300.[1]

FM channel numbers are most commonly used for internal regulatory purposes. The range originally began with channel 201 (88.1 MHz), or a value high enough to avoid confusion with television channel numbers, which over the years have had values ranging from 1 to 83. Having a gap between the highest TV channel number and the lowest FM channel number allowed for expansion, which occurred in the 1980s when FM channel 200 (87.9 MHz) was added.

FM channel numbers are commonly used for listing FM Station Allotments, which are the FM station assignments designated for individual communities. In the United States they are also used in the callsigns of low-powered FM translators relaying AM or FM station signals. For example, the "237" in the callsign for translator K237FR in Tumwater, Washington indicates that the station is transmitting on channel 237, which corresponds to 95.3 MHz.

Frequency Channel   Frequency Channel   Frequency Channel   Frequency Channel
87.9 MHz 200 93.1 MHz 226 98.1 MHz 251 103.1 MHz 276
88.1 MHz 201 93.3 MHz 227 98.3 MHz 252 103.3 MHz 277
88.3 MHz 202 93.5 MHz 228 98.5 MHz 253 103.5 MHz 278
88.5 MHz 203 93.7 MHz 229 98.7 MHz 254 103.7 MHz 279
88.7 MHz 204 93.9 MHz 230 98.9 MHz 255 103.9 MHz 280
88.9 MHz 205 94.1 MHz 231 99.1 MHz 256 104.1 MHz 281
89.1 MHz 206 94.3 MHz 232 99.3 MHz 257 104.3 MHz 282
89.3 MHz 207 94.5 MHz 233 99.5 MHz 258 104.5 MHz 283
89.5 MHz 208 94.7 MHz 234 99.7 MHz 259 104.7 MHz 284
89.7 MHz 209 94.9 MHz 235 99.9 MHz 260 104.9 MHz 285
89.9 MHz 210 95.1 MHz 236 100.1 MHz 261 105.1 MHz 286
90.1 MHz 211 95.3 MHz 237 100.3 MHz 262 105.3 MHz 287
90.3 MHz 212 95.5 MHz 238 100.5 MHz 263 105.5 MHz 288
90.5 MHz 213 95.7 MHz 239 100.7 MHz 264 105.7 MHz 289
90.7 MHz 214 95.9 MHz 240 100.9 MHz 265 105.9 MHz 290
90.9 MHz 215 96.1 MHz 241 101.1 MHz 266 106.1 MHz 291
91.1 MHz 216 96.3 MHz 242 101.3 MHz 267 106.3 MHz 292
91.3 MHz 217 96.5 MHz 243 101.5 MHz 268 106.5 MHz 293
91.5 MHz 218 96.7 MHz 244 101.7 MHz 269 106.7 MHz 294
91.7 MHz 219 96.9 MHz 245 101.9 MHz 270 106.9 MHz 295
91.9 MHz 220 97.1 MHz 246 102.1 MHz 271 107.1 MHz 296
92.1 MHz 221 97.3 MHz 247 102.3 MHz 272 107.3 MHz 297
92.3 MHz 222 97.5 MHz 248 102.5 MHz 273 107.5 MHz 298
92.5 MHz 223 97.7 MHz 249 102.7 MHz 274 107.7 MHz 299
92.7 MHz 224 97.9 MHz 250 102.9 MHz 275 107.9 MHz 300
92.9 MHz 225

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