The mandatory 11-step License Renewal process (REN) started Sunday, December 1, for all radio stations in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi with pre-filing announcements. If you have a station in another state and have not filed - contact me - there is still time to get your renewal filed. Even if you are not currently on the air. Don't risk losing your license.
We lost another 3 stations this month, as one station in North Carolina and two in South Carolina did not file a timely license renewal with the FCC.
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The LPFM Store has set up hundreds of low power FM and commercial FM radio stations across the United States, and also supports hundreds of other installations in other parts of the world. We can assist you or your organization to start a new Radio Station – either broadcasting on a low power basis, on a commercial full power FM frequency or the internet. If you’re interesting in starting up a new LPFM radio station or an FM radio station, you’re in the right place!We are broadcasters ourselves, and are one of the very few LPFM broadcasters that have made the progression to obtaining a full power FM frequency and operating commercially, enabling us to offer unparalleled support through all the stages of building and operating a radio station.
The LPFM Store offers complete service to help you start up a licensed FM or AM radio station in the United States, or anywhere else in the world for that matter. We can take care of the
entire project – from licensing with the FCC to determining the best studio and antenna location, supplying all the equipment for the station, setting up the radio automation software, installing the studio equipment, to providing training on how to use all the equipment. Simply stated – we help you with starting a FM radio station from start to finish! Lets get started!
In November 2017 LPFM an advocacy group petitioned the FCC for relief to LPFM radio stations concerning meeting new multilingual EAS reporting requirements.
Citing low publicity surrounding an order adopted by the FCC in March 2016 and lack of input from LPFM stations, REC Networks has filed a motion for either a blanket waiver or extension of time for LPFMs.
Currently the FCC has established that all EAS participants must report some EAS details to their State Emergency Communications Committees by Nov. 6. The information includes:
Description of any actions taken by the EAS participant to make EAS alert content available in languages other than English to its non-English speaking audiences; and
Description of any future actions planned by the EAS participant to provide EAS alert content in languages other than English to its non-English speaking audiences, as well as an explanation of the decision to plan/not plan such actions.
A separate reporting requirement due by Nov. 13, known as Form Three, should detail the results of the most recent National EAS Test.
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 →
BREAKING: LPFM Store staff Dustin Williams was in contact with Third District Congressman Adrian Smith who said this morning: "We will be releasing an LPFM-specific public notice shortly which will announce an extended window filing period and the rescheduling of the webinar that was to have occurred on 10/3." The extended window is confirmed through at least 11/14 - We continue to work for an additional extension through 11/21 Continue reading →