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FCC Extends Low Power FM Filing Window

October 18, 2013 by admin  
Filed under FCC News

On Friday, October 18th, the Media Bureau announced that the deadline for filing Form 318 applications for new low power FM (LPFM) stations will be extended from October 29, 2013 until November 14, 2013, 6:00 p.m. EST.
The LPFM window is currently open and completed Form 318 applications may now be submitted.  The Bureau recognized that [...]

LPFM Window Opens October 15, 2013

June 18, 2013 by admin  
Filed under FCC News

On June 17, 2013, the FCC formally announced the dates for the next LPFM filing window.   The window will open on October 15, 2013, and close at 6:00 pm EDT on October 29, 2013.  The Commission must receive electronically filed applications no later than 6:00 PM EDT on October 29, 2013.
Why should you retain the [...]

Settlement Period Opens for 2003 MX Translator Applications

May 21, 2013 by admin  
Filed under FCC News

On May 21, 2013, the Media Bureau announced a two-month period ending July 22 , 2013 for Auction 83 applicants with proposals that are mutually exclusive with other proposals.  Applicants may enter into settlement agreements or resolve the mutual exclusivities by means of engineering solutions.
More information is available here:  http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-13-1170A1.pdf

FCC Finalizes New LPFM and FM Translator Rules

December 5, 2012 by admin  
Filed under FCC News

On December 4, 2012, the FCC issued the Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Sixth Report and Order.
The Fifth Order on Reconsideration affirms with slight modifications and clarifications the comprehensive plan for licensing FM translators and LPFM stations adopted in the Fourth Report and Order.
The Sixth Report and Order makes a number of changes to promote [...]

Allotment and Assignment Rules and Procedures Modified

October 13, 2012 by admin  
Filed under FCC News

On October 12, 2012, the FCC issued and Order that clarifies certain aspects of the new policies for evaluating mutually exclusive proposals for radio service, as well as for considering applications to change a station’s community of license, under Section 307(b) of the Communications Act.
More information is posted here:  http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/audio/FCC-12-127A1.pdf

New Tribal Priority Process Takes Effect July 2, 2012

March 31, 2012 by admin  
Filed under FCC News

In January, the FCC released the Third Report and Order (3rd R&O) in the Rural Radio proceeding. That decision created a short-cut available to Native American Tribes seeking new commercial FM stations primarily serving Tribal Lands.
The revised versions of Section 73.3573 and Form 301 adopted in the 3rd R&O have received OMB’s seal of Paperwork Reduction [...]

New LPFM and FM Translator Rules Released

March 20, 2012 by admin  
Filed under FCC News

On March 19, 2012 the FCC released an Order that modifies rules to implement certain provisions of the Local Community Radio Act of 2010.  The new rules eliminate its third-adjacent LPFM channel spacing requirements and to maintain the spacing requirements currently in place to protect radio reading services.
The Commission is also seeking comment on proposed [...]

Native American Tribes Receive First Opportunity to Obtain Certain Commercial FM Stations

January 24, 2012 by admin  
Filed under FCC News

In late 2011, The Federal Communications Commission created a short-cut for Tribes seeking to obtain new commercial FM stations to serve Tribal Lands.  http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db1229/FCC-11-190A1.pdf The new approach is designed to assure Tribal applicants the first opportunity to apply for such stations, free from competition from non-Tribal applicants.
After a Tribal Allotment – i.e., a channel allotted [...]

FCC Compares 26 Groups (August 2010)

August 3, 2010 by admin  
Filed under FCC News

 Compararive Consideration of 26 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations Filed in the October 2007 Filing Window, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 10-142, released August 3, 2010. NCE MX Group numbers 399, 401, 403, 406, 408, 409, 410, 412, 413, 414, 416, 417, 418, [...]

FCC Compares 52 NCE Groups

June 28, 2010 by admin  
Filed under FCC News

Comparative Consideration of 52 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations filed in the October 2007 Filing Window, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 10-118, released June 28, 2010.  NCE MX Groups 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305A, 305B, 309, 311A, 312, 314, 315, 316, 318, [...]

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