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DIRS Partial Deactivation for Hurricane Laura

DIRS Partial Deactivation for Hurricane Laura

The Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) has been deactivated for Hurricane Laura for most counties in Texas.

Filing Window for New Noncommercial FM Stations Applications Coming Soon! – With an LPFM Window to Follow!

Filing Window for New Noncommercial FM Stations Applications Coming Soon! – With an LPFM Window to Follow!

A new filing window for new noncommercial FM radio stations in the reserved FM band (88.1 – 92.1 FM) is in finally in the works! The window could happen in late 2020 but is more likely to happen early 2021.

FCC Updates & License Renewals

FCC Updates & License Renewals

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.

National EAS ETRS Forms Due August 2018

National EAS ETRS Forms Due August 2018

It’s nearly National EAS Testing time. The FCC is getting ready for the 2018 National EAS Test. All radio and television broadcasters, including LPFM radio stations are required to fill out the ETRS form one by August 27. I can prepare and file the three forms for you for only $150 per station. 903-270-1500 If […]

Congress Explores Tools for Shutting Pirate Radio

Congress Explores Tools for Shutting Pirate Radio

Boosting FCC fines to as much as $2 million, penalizing building owners and stepping up raids in major Radio markets are among the options Congress is considering for combating illegal broadcast operations under legislation unveiled last week in a House Telecommunications Subcommittee hearing. The measures are intended to protect against interference with licensed broadcasters, the […]

Tropospheric Ducting – What Happened to My Station?

Tropospheric Ducting – What Happened to My Station?

What Happened to My Station? Steve Callahan for Radio-Guide Magazine It’s been good season for tropospheric ducting along the New England shore. You might not be familiar with the term “tropospheric ducting,” but you just might have experienced it and not known why. We’re all familiar with the way that AM signals bounce at night […]

Start Your OWN Low Power FM Radio Station!

Start Your OWN Low Power FM Radio Station!

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 […]

LPFM Waiver on New EAS Reporting Duty Requested

LPFM Waiver on New EAS Reporting Duty Requested

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 […]

Special FM Translator Window for AM Stations Open

Special FM Translator Window for AM Stations Open

As announced in October 2015 in the AM Order the commission had opened a special filing window for FM translators for use with AM radio stations. This is a two part window, with the first part open now for the next six months – ending July 28, 2016. The second window will be for three […]

LPFM License Application Process – Frequently Asked Questions

LPFM License Application Process – Frequently Asked Questions

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).

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