FM Translator Auction No. 83 Non-Mutually Exclusive Applications; Media Bureau Announces Form 349 Application Deadline
Media Bureau Announces Form 349 Application Deadline, Processing Procedures, and Fifteen-Day Petition to Deny Period
Report No. AUC-03-83-C
On February 6, 2003, the Media Bureau (the “Bureau”) and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau announced an auction filing window, from March 10, 2003 to March 14, 2003, for the filing of applications for new FM translator stations and major modifications to authorized FM translator stations in the non-reserved FM band.
The filing window was subsequently extended to March 17, 2003.
On December 11, 2007, the Federal Communications Commission released Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Third Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
The Third Report and Order established a going-forward limit of ten pending short-form applications per applicant from FM translator Auction No. 83 and directed the Bureau to resume processing of applications of those applicants in compliance with the cap. By this Public Notice, the Audio Division, under delegated authority, releases a list of timely filed applications, from applicants that comply with the cap limit, that are not mutually exclusive with any other applications submitted in the filing window.
These “singleton” applications are exempt from the Commission’s auction procedures.
PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING COMMISSION APPROVAL FOR NCE STATION FUNDRAISING EFFORTS TO AID MYNAMAR AND CHINA RELIEF EFFORTS
The Commission generally prohibits noncommercial educational stations from engaging in on-air fundraising activities on behalf of any entity other than the station itself. See 47 .F.R. § 73.503(d). See also Commission Policy Concerning the Noncommercial Nature of Educational Broadcast Stations, 90 FCC 2d 895, 907 (1982). The Commission, however, has granted rule waivers for fundraising appeals to support relief efforts following disasters of particular uniqueness or magnitude, such as Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, and the January 2005 tsunami in Southeast Asia. These waivers have been issued for a specific fundraising program or programs, or for sustained station appeals for periods which generally do not exceed several days. Should a licensee wish to solicit contributions from viewers or listeners for the Mynamar and/or China relief efforts, it may file an informal request for a Section 73.503(d) waiver as follows: