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LPFMStore & Nexus – LPFM Radio Work Continues, Despite Government Shutdown

government shutdownThe LPFMStore.com and Nexus Broadcast, LLC continue to operate and prepare LPFM applications with proprietary software.  Nexus has re-tooled and is no longer dependent on operational government services.  We are now preparing LPFM applications at full tilt and… Continue reading

LPFM Radio Filing Tools – Post Government Shutdown

The following third party tools may be used in work related to an LPFM Radio application. These tools are useful during the government shutdown. They are not a replacement for the correct tools and data should be validated prior to filing once the government opens back up. Continue reading

Federal Government Shutdown & the Low Power FM Radio Filing Window

Clearly this makes it impossible for anyone to properly prepare an LPFM radio application. The Commission cannot reasonably expect the public to prepare, coordinate, secure and file a complete application within the two week period beginning October 15th, should the shutdown end in a week or two. The Commission shut down today without a word about how an extended shutdown would affect the scheduled window dates. Though unreasonable, we must continue to expect that the window will open as scheduled. We are hoping they will do the right thing and delay the window a few weeks to allow the public to finalize engineering, tower agreements, etc prior to filing an application. Without the delay, the quality of the apps received will be poor and will not properly and fairly serve the public interest. Continue reading

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

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