The FCC’s Audio Division has officially announced a delay in the 2023 Low Power FM Radio filing window for the Third Generation LPFM Radio Filing Window. The window is now scheduled from December 6 to December 13, 2023. A community-led request advocating for the extension led to this response from the FCC.
A coalition of LPFM and community radio advocates, including prominent organizations like the Alliance for Community Media, American Association of Independent Music, Association of Affiliates, Austin Airwaves, Common Frequency, Community Media Assistance Project (CMAP), Future of Music Coalition, Indigenous Idaho Alliance, National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Media Alliance, Native Public Media, Pacifica Foundation, Prometheus Radio Project, Sharon Scott / LPFM For Dummies, United Church of Christ Media Justice Ministry, and REC Networks, was behind this request. In their appeal to the FCC, the advocates stressed the real need for adequate time to prepare applications for new LPFM Radio construction permits.
This delay will provide additional time for interested parties, including boards, governments, and tribal entities, to greenlight an LPFM project by identifying suitable sites and assembling Low Power FM Radio applications. Additionally, attendees of the Grassroots Radio Conference who are not licensees will now have the opportunity to thoroughly prepare their applications without feeling rushed.
While readiness is encouraged, the additional time granted will give applicants the necessary breathing space to gather essential information.
The existing filing freeze on FM translator and current LPFM Radio stations applications will remain in effect.
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