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FCC to Examine the Process for Awarding Construction Permits for New NCE and LPFM Stations – And Some of the Rules that Apply Once a New Noncommercial CP is Awarded

Posted in FM Translators and LPFM, Noncommercial Broadcasting
As we wrote on Friday, the government shutdown affects many aspects of FCC operations – and could affect the ability of the FCC to hold its regular monthly meeting, now scheduled for January 30. With the FCC likely shut down for most of this week, just before closing, the FCC released its agenda for the… Continue Reading

FCC Standards for Comparing Service by Mutually Exclusive Applicants for New Noncommercial Radio Stations Clarified by Court of Appeals

Posted in Broadcast Auctions, FM Radio, Noncommercial Broadcasting, Public Interest Obligations/Localism
Yesterday, we wrote about a case involving an applicant for a new commercial FM station, where the FCC clarified its policies on reasonable assurance of transmitter site availability – holding that an applicant in an auction process can amend to a new site if it is found that its originally specified site is not available… Continue Reading

FCC Refines Rules As to When Two Applications Can Be Granted From Same Noncommercial FM MX Group

Posted in Noncommercial Broadcasting
Three months ago, we wrote about a case where the FCC held that it would grant only one application from each MX Group in the recent NCE FM window for new noncommercial FM radio stations.  MX Groups arise when multiple applicants file applications that cannot all be granted without prohibited interference.  In some cases, an MX… Continue Reading

Who is a Local Applicant for an NCE Station?

Posted in Noncommercial Broadcasting
With the filing window for new noncommercial FM radio stations opening this coming week (see our summary of the process, here), some potential applicants may be wondering who qualifies as an established local organization entitled to points in the comparative analysis that takes place if applications that are mutually exclusive (both cannot be granted without creating prohibited interference)… Continue Reading