The FCC released a Public Notice that provides an overview of the procedures, filing requirements, and comparative selection process that will apply to the upcoming filing window for applications for Low Power FM (LPFM) new station construction permits (LPFM Applications).
The Bureau will accept LPFM Applications for the entire FM band (channels 201-300) during the window.
The window will open at 12:01 am EDT on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, and close at 6:00 pm EST on November 8, 2023.
In conjunction with this filing window, the Commission will not accept LPFM and FM translator minor modification applications after 11:59 p.m. EDT, August 31, 2023. The freeze will continue in effect until the close of the window.
The Commission established the LPFM service in 2000, and has licensed 1,989 LPFM stations from the initial 2000-2001 windows and subsequent 2013 window. This will be the first LPFM filing window since 2013.
The Public Notice is here: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-23-642A1.pdf