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.
And yes the new FCC LPFM application form has also been released! So there is nothing standing in your way now of beginning your journey to a licensed LPFM Radio Station!
Applicants will need to provide engineering studies, showing where their radio towers will be located, what areas will be served, proof that the signal will not interfere with other local radio frequencies, and more. No Worries – that’s what we are here for!
Generally the Commission opens only a five day window. With this extended two week window, we are now able to accept additional clients wishing to apply for an LPFM station! Be sure to contact us quickly as our que is filling back up quickly.
Though the window is just about four months away – NOW is the time you must get started if you wish to apply for a new Low Power FM Radio station in your community. There are several steps you need to take in preparation and this next 4 months will pass quickly. Let’s get started on getting your new radio station on the air today!.
October, 15 – 2013 – LPFM is On The Air!!!
Are you ready to start your Low Power FM radio station? October 2013 is just months away, how quickly time is flying! Did you know that Nexus offers a free feasibility study? You can get started with only $500 we will scour your area for the best possible frequencies suitable for LPFM broadcast use and in compliance with FCC spacing rules. In the event that a frequency is not available in your area, the entire $500 retainer fee will be refunded to you!
Nexus is offering several prepayment packages which represent tremendous savings to you off of our normal prices. Most packages include; Initial Feasibility Study, engineering exhibits and filing during the upcoming window.
The Federal Communications Commission has released a new form 318, Application for a new LPFM Radio station. This new form will be used for the upcoming Low Power FM Radio Filing window. The window will be open between October, 15 2013 and October 29th. The new LPFM Radio Application form 318 – 2013 version is now available for download:
Ready Freddy: For those with an existing non-profit we have a package which includes tower site location assistance, tower feasibility study, FAA glide path checks and nearby AM station checks.
Ready set Go: No Non-profit entity? No problem! If you don’t have a non-profit Corporation set up and dont want to mess with all that hassle and red tape, let us handle it for you! This package offers the services of the previous package, but also includes the cost of incorporating your new entity. It also comes with 10 hours of additional consulting time which can be used post and pre-filing. Included in this package is a map of proposed coverage and population covered.
Double Check: If you can handle the application yourself and just need someone to provide the engineering and review your application, we have a package for you as well. This is great “insurance” and peace of mind knowing your application has been reviewed by Nexus. This service does not include filing or consulting.
All Inclusive: Finally the all inclusive package which includes all the services above with the addition of the following: Tower site location assistance, tower feasibility study, FAA glide path checks and nearby AM station checks. Mutually Exclusive Application (in the event you are tied with another applicant) assistance and negotiation post and pre-filing where possible. It includes an incorporation package, Corporation By-laws assistance, a 501 C3 tax status primer. This package includes up to 40 hours of consulting post and pre-filing. Included in this package is a color map of proposed coverage and population covered. The map in this package is available in digital version as well as print. Once your construction permit is granted, we’ll provide assistance procuring equipment, siting your Studio to Transmitter link, (licensing extra – if required), assistance setting up dedicated STL links through your local phone company, designing your RF system from transmitter, coax to antenna system for best possible coverage. Our ultimate “cover-all” package covers most aspects of your LPFM licensing project. This takes 99% of all the surprises that may come up along your path to grant of your new LPFM Radio station construction permit. It even covers the final stage which is filing for your license and converting your construction permit to a license once you are on the air!
Whichever package you choose, you will receive the best service in the industry. We’re not new to FCC licensing procurement and know every aspect, pitfall and shortcut to securing and protecting your license. Our CEO and president, Leo Ashcraft has worked as a Broadcast Engineer, technical consultant and specialist in FCC Filings for nearly 30 years! Don’t trust your one shot at obtaining your radio station license to just anyone, trust your friends at Nexus. We have the experience to handle your application, make the process smooth and know how to handle issues should they occur along the way. Our firm has assisted hundreds of radio stations throughout the years and we would love to help you secure that new license to broadcast!
Call us today for a free initial consultation 321-300-LPFM. Mention this Newsletter and receive a special discount from Nexus!