The FCC allows the assignment of a construction permit to a different organization provided that at least 18 months have passed since the permit was initially granted. However, there’s an important caveat to consider: if the construction permit is assigned to a different organization, they will have only the remaining time from the original 3-year permit. Extensions are generally not permitted unless there are exceptional circumstances like a natural disaster or other events that qualify for tolling.
To ensure a renewable license in an involuntary time-share situation, it’s essential to achieve a universal settlement with all the applicants in the time-share group. This can be done even after the FCC has determined involuntary time-sharing, or there’s an option to wait and see if other applicants (s) opt-out, no longer wish to hold a non-renewable license. This highlights the significance of cooperative collaboration from the outset to avoid such complexities.
Yes, it is possible for a pending or granted LPFM applicant or permittee who no longer wishes to use their allocated channel to request a dismissal or cancellation of their application or permit as part of a settlement agreement. This can be done with the aim of making way for another mutually exclusive (MX) applicant to be granted access to that channel. However, the specifics of such a request and its approval would depend on the regulatory procedures and policies of the relevant authorities, such as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States.
It’s important to note that this isn’t always the case, and there are several reasons behind this difference. The manner in which FM translators safeguard other broadcast facilities, including full-power stations, LPFM stations, and other translators, differs significantly from how LPFM stations provide protection.
Broadcasters wishing to file complaints regarding other station operations that are out of compliance should direct their concerns to the FCC’s Spectrum Enforcement Division within the Enforcement Bureau. Follow these guidelines when submitting a complaint:
Radio broadcasting is governed by a set of regulations and rules set forth by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States. These rules cover various aspects of broadcasting, including licensing, advertising, public file maintenance, and more. If you believe another station is violating these non-technical rules, here’s how you can report it:
Obtaining a construction permit for your Low Power FM (LPFM) station is a significant achievement, but it can be disheartening to discover a pirate station operating on the same channel. Pirate stations, unauthorized broadcasters that interfere with legitimate radio services, can pose challenges for LPFM operators. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do if you find yourself in this situation.
If you’ve learned about a “Table of Allotments” petition filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that could potentially impact your Low Power FM (LPFM) station, it’s essential to understand your options and how to respond effectively. Here, we’ll explore what these petitions are, their potential effects on LPFM stations, and steps you can take in response.
When your station receives an “FCC Activity Report” after submitting an application, it’s important to take the following necessary steps in response:
It’s important to note that while translators can operate at power levels exceeding 100 watts at 30 meters HAAT, these higher power levels are subject to necessary contour protections based on their specific location and channel assignment.