LPFM Filing Window?
A new LPFM station can only be applied for during a one week
filing window as announced by the FCC. We have been informed that there should be a new
LPFM filing window sometime during 2010-2011. It is best to get your engineering work done
now because waiting for the last minute may cause important ommissions or errors in your
application, resulting in a dismissal.
If you are thinking about applying for a new station, call
Before we can file an application with the FCC for a new LPFM
Radio Station, we must first determine if you have a frequency in your area that is
available. Just because you may find a spot on the FM dial that seems to be open doesn't
mean it is a good place to squeeze in another radio signal. Finding a frequency somewhere
between 88.1 and 107.1 requires that we use a data base which takes all of the local and
some distant FM radio stations into account, considers your proposed transmitter location
and topograghical information, then tells us what frequency (if any) could be used for a
new LPFM station. This service is one that we must charge for because it is time consuming
and the computer software we use is expensive to both own and maintain current.
Because we don't know what other engineering companies are
doing, someone else in your area may have the same idea as you to file for a new LPFM
station. If you and someone else files for the same frequency you will be considered
"Mutually Exclusive" by the FCC. This means that if each group is equally
qualified, you may choose to merge and share the station or the FCC may decide to give the
operation of the station to one group over another. Sometimes an engineering solution can
be found, we can often help.
The best case scenario is where your application is considered
a "Singleton", which means you were alone in asking for this frequency. This
will allow the FCC to process your application faster and most likely grant you a
Construction Permit. Once you have a "CP", you may proceed with selecting
and ordering your transmitter and related equipment.
If you're ready, call now 1-888-830-8223.
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