LPFM Radio Station Requirements and
HOW TO FILE AN FCC LPFM APPLICATION
- Only a non-profit organization, city or government agency may apply for an LPFM (We can still help you by setting up a low cost non-profit corporation prior to filing!)
- Use a reputable broadcast engineering firm for a frequency search and application filing.
- When the FCC opens the filing window, your engineer will file the form 318 with the FCC’s electronic Filing System “CDBS”.
- A few weeks after the window has closed, your engineer will contact you regarding any competing applications and steps to take.If there are competing applications, negotiating with the other parties may allow for a compromise such as time sharing agreements or engineering solutions. Or even buying out the competing applicant’s position to drop their application. If there are no other applications, you are on the road to receiving your new construction permit!
- When you receive your construction permit, contact The LPFM Store for Complete studio and transmitting packages! You’re only days away from beginning your very first broadcast on your new LPFM radio station!
Remember though, you must have a Construction Permit from the FCC to build a radio station in the United States. If you do not already have a permit, contact The LPFM Store and request information on the application process.
If you do not have an FCC permit and do not intend to obtain one you may wish to have a “Hobby” or neighborhood radio station, please let us know, we can supply information on starting up a Part 15 Am radio station. These stations when setup properly can cover an entire neighborhood or small city!