On July 31, 2023, the Media Bureau (Bureau) announced a filing window for applications for low power FM (LPFM) new station construction permits.
The filing window is scheduled to open on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, and close on November 8, 2023. In conjunction with the filing window, the Bureau implemented a filing freeze on LPFM and FM translator station minor modification applications from September 1, 2023, through the close of the LPFM filing window.
On October 12, 2023, a group of low power FM advocates requested a delay in the dates for the LPFM filing window in order to facilitate greater participation and accommodate other regulatory deadlines.
Although it is the Commission’s general policy that extensions of time shall not be routinely granted, we find that it would serve the public interest to delay the LPFM filing window by several weeks to afford interested parties sufficient time to prepare applications for new construction permits for this important service. Based on the forgoing, the Bureau grants the request to delay the LPFM filing window.
The window will now open at 12:01 am EST on December 6, 2023, and close at 6:00 pm EST on December 13, 2023.
Applications must be filed between December 6, 2023, and December 13, 2023.
The filing deadline will be strictly enforced. Applications submitted before December 6, 2023, or after the 6:00 pm EST December 13, 2023, application deadline will be dismissed by public notice without further consideration.
The Public Notice is here: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-23-984A1.pdf