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.
The FCC periodically designates specific time frames known as “windows” during which they accept applications for new LPFM (Low Power FM) stations. Historically, these windows have allowed organizations to apply for LPFM licenses. Here’s an overview of the LPFM window process and related developments: