A decision released by the FCC’s Media Bureau staff this week makes clear that the permittee of a noncommercial station, who was awarded the permit based on a 307(b) preference, cannot change transmitter sites so as to abandon service to the area that it promised to cover in order to get the preference –
The days when noncommercial broadcasters could count on being treated by the FCC with a lighter regulatory touch are over.
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In an Order released today, the FCC affirmed its tentative decision limiting the number of noncommercial FM applications that can be filed by one party in the upcoming window for new reserved educational band stations. Applications for these stations can be submitted starting on Friday. See our post, here, for details on the filing requirements. The…