The FCC yesterday issued a Public Notice announcing that it was rescheduling the filing window for new Low Power FM stations that had been scheduled for early November – moving the window to December. Applications now can be filed between 12:01 AM Eastern Time on December 6, 2023 and 6:00 PM ET on December 13, 2023. The FCC stated that a group of low power advocates had requested the extension to give applicants more time to prepare their applications. The FCC warns in the Public Notice that this deadline will be strictly enforced – so don’t expect any leniency for any application that does not meet the 6 PM deadline on December 13.
Note that this extension also extends the freeze that the FCC imposed on LPFM and FM translator minor modifications. That freeze, imposed to provide LPFM applicants with a static database from which to work in planning their applications, will now run through December 13.Continue Reading FCC Postpones LPFM Filing Window and Extends Filing Freeze – Application Filing Window Now December 6 through December 13