Easy LPFM Radio Licensing
Get Adobe Flash player

LPFM Radio News

The New LPFM Radio Service

One major change in the rules is the use of second adjacent waivers. These are available to those areas that don’t have any fully spaced channels. Keeping in mind that though a second adjacent might be available, they must be backed up by solid engineering studies that prove the calculated interference zone will not affect any listeners to the affected existing second adjacent facility. Some are fairly simple, once you have calculated the interference zone. If inside that zone, there are no buildings or four lane highways, it would likely be a grantable waiver. However, usually where a second adjacent waiver is needed would be in highly populated areas. So that kills most attempts at siting these stations using this method. Continue reading

LPFM License Application Process – Frequently Asked Questions

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will accept electronically filed low power FM (LPFM) license applications for new LPFM stations from October 15 – October 29, 2013. To help consumers with the filing process, here are answers to some commonly asked questions. Because these FAQs do not cover every aspect of the LPFM service, please make sure you read and understand all the rules before you apply (the link for the rules is at the end of this document). Continue reading

2013 LPFM Radio Filing Window Announced!

It's official! Today the Federal Communications Commission announce the official dates that the LPFM filing window will be open! The Window will open on October 15th and will close on October 29th, 2013. So now what? With the window dates announced it is now time to begin preparing LPFM applications. There are several steps that need to take place prior to even beginning filling out the application. You'll need a non-profit entity. A non-profit corporation is easiest and quickest to set up. Though time is short, there is still time for us to form your qualifying entity. WIth that setup we'll need to locate a suitable transmitter site to begin to build the required engineering for the FCC application. Continue reading

New Opportunities for LPFM

radio guide logoAs is well known by now, the FCC at last has finalized its plan to address the backlog of about 6,500 FM translator applications that still linger from a March 2003 filing window and to open a new filing opportunity for Low Power FM (“LPFM”) stations.

The FCC’s task was both prodded and complicated by the Local Community Radio Act of 2010 (the “LCRA”), which required that it balance translator grants against the need for preserving filing opportunities for new LPFMs. In resolving the choice between the two media, the five commissioners made it clear that the FCC overwhelmingly favors LPFM as holding a promise to expand locally originated service to narrow constituencies.

Continue reading

Rule Changes in the LPFM Radio 6th Report and Order

The FCC recently released the latest rules changes for LPFM Radio.   Recnet has provided an overview of the FCC’s Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Sixth Report and Order on Low Power FM.

Third Adjacent Channel

Section 7(1) stations (those that do not meet the second/third adjacent spacing in 73.807) must eliminate any actual interference they may cause to the signal of any authorized station in areas where that station is “regularly used” (same rules as translators).

Section 7(3) stations (all LPFM stations) must address complaints of third adjacent channel interference within the affected station’s protected contour.

Third adjacent channel protections remain in effect in respect to foreign FM stations and assignments as well as FM stations that are operating a radio reading service for the blind.

Continue reading

Subscribe!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 19,166 other subscribers

  • Harry Hirsch, Recording Entrepreneur, Dead at 89
    A mainstay of the New York City recording scene, Hirsch was an influential part of the AES's Historical Committee The post Harry Hirsch, Recording Entrepreneur, Dead at 89 appeared first on Radio World.
  • Community Broadcaster: Of Service
    Community media plays a valuable role in democracy The post Community Broadcaster: Of Service appeared first on Radio World.
  • We Wrap Up Our FM Cluster Repack Project
    How iHeartMedia L.A. decided to operate four FMs to allow TV antenna changes The post We Wrap Up Our FM Cluster Repack Project appeared first on Radio World.
  • Giving AM Owners a Boost
    FM boosters worked out well for their owners, why not give AM owners the same option? The post Giving AM Owners a Boost appeared first on Radio World.
  • WorlDAB Releases Updated UX Design Guidelines
    Document details how to deliver “best possible digital radio user experience" in the car The post WorlDAB Releases Updated UX Design Guidelines appeared first on Radio World.
  • Will Radio Eventually Look Like an App?
    Automotive Workshop focused on how today’s in-car entertainment systems feature unprecedented engagement capabilities and highlighted how IP-based content distribution platforms are taking advantage The post Will Radio Eventually Look Like an App? appeared first on Radio World.
  • NAB Sneak Peek: StreamGuys Turns Back Time
    SGrewind offers DVR-like recording feature The post NAB Sneak Peek: StreamGuys Turns Back Time appeared first on Radio World.
  • NAB Sneak Peek: Monroe Electronics Redesigns HALO
    EAS management system Version 2.0 adds more control The post NAB Sneak Peek: Monroe Electronics Redesigns HALO appeared first on Radio World.
  • NAB Sneak Peek: New Broadcast Console From Axia Audio
    IP-centric mixer does not require a separate mix engine The post NAB Sneak Peek: New Broadcast Console From Axia Audio appeared first on Radio World.
  • Inside the Feb. 13 Issue of RW
    Read what Ari Meltzer has to say about broadcasting's place in the 5G future & more The post Inside the Feb. 13 Issue of RW appeared first on Radio World.
Archives
Contact