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
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
Starting a radio station for your Christian Ministry may be the best decision you will make for your organization and certainly fulfills our obligation to preach the gospel to all creation. What better way to reach the masses than through radio?
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation" Though radio is indeed a powerful medium which can be used effectively to further our goals of spreading the word of god, careful consideration must be undertaken to ensure this is the proper method for your ministry. Before any major undertaking such as starting a christian radio station, beyond earthly considerations prayer is the most essential step. Discern and seek the lord's guidance as a christian radio station is a calling, not a business or part time undertaking. Evangelism through the airwaves, while a powerful medium is something that god accomplishes through us and not something that you personally will accomplish. Continue reading