WCNY/24, PBS in Syracuse, NY used to have at least two translators for many years: ch. 62, to hit the southern portion of Onondaga County (some very deep valleys), and ch. 59..? (I think), serving the Utica/Rome market.
Anyone know of other WCNY translators?
As well, before WFYF/WWTI went on the air as ch. 50 in Watertown (w/ a tower in nearby Lewis County), WUTR/20 in Utica used 50 as a translator to get its signal up there, though I don't know if it was a full power signal.
WENY/36 in Elmira,NY used to have a translator on ch. 7 in Ithaca, to hit the Ithaca city valley...
I recall finding a translator for WNEP/16 Scranton in Bradford County, on some UHF channel like ch. 11...And that was just five years ago.
WVIA/44, PBS in Scranton, used to have a boatload of translators across eastern PA...Listing them took up an entire screen!
Often these things are used nowadays just to give a clear signal to the local cable head-end.
WNED/17 in Buffalo used to have 25 translators, which were listed on three separate slides in an ID! I know some of the translators are still in operation but not all of them. See http://youtube.com/watch?v=sogAv7Gl1x0