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.