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LPFM License Application Process – Frequently Asked Questions

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will accept electronically filed low power FM (LPFM) construction permit applications for new LPFM stations from October 15, 2013 to 6 PM EST on November 14, 2013. To help consumers with the filing process, here are answers to some commonly asked questions. Additional information is posted on the main LPFM page at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/low-power-fm-broadcast-radio-stations-lpfm. 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

Low Power FM Radio Filing Window is Open – When it Closes – No One Knows for Sure!

For now we know this for sure, the window is open NOW. If you intend to apply you need to take necessary steps immediately to ensure there is enough time to prepare your applications and file during this open window. Depending on your situation, even at an accelerated pace, there are several steps in preparation you must take that could take several days. We have ways of accelerating this process, but you will need to call is today to make sure you don't lose this very rare opportunity. Call us today at 888-672-4234We will keep you informed of the LPFM filing window closure dates and any further Low Power FM Radio information at LPFMStore.com and on our automated hotline at 903-550-0203 This free hotline will remain available throughout the LPFM Radio filing window. Continue reading

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

Turning Radio Upside Down

In many ways, LPFM stations are just like any other radio station: they must comply with FCC regulations regarding interference, indecency and emergency response, and their signal can be heard with an ordinary FM radio. The similarities end there. In… 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.

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