FCC Sets LPFM Filing Window For October
June 17, 2013 at 12:46 PM (PT)
The FCC has announced the opening of a filing window for Low Power FM new station and major change applications. The window will open on OCTOBER 15th and close at 6p (ET) on OCTOBER 29th. A revised Form 318 must be filed with the application.
Commissioner AJIT PAI said, "I applaud today’s Public Notice by the Media Bureau announcing that the window for low-power FM applications will open on OCTOBER 15, 2013. Last NOVEMBER, I proposed to my colleagues that we set OCTOBER 15 as the target date for the filing window so that community organizations could prepare their applications and begin planning new stations. I was pleased that this target date was included in the Sixth Report and Order. And I am even more pleased that, thanks to the hard work of those in the Media Bureau, we are meeting that target. Enabling new low-power FM stations to begin broadcasting is critical to advancing the Commission’s diversity goals, and I encourage interested organizations across the country to take advantage of this opportunity."