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.
If you have already been granted a second-adjacent channel waiver for a particular station and you now need to make a change on Form 318 for the same channel, typically, you do not need to submit a new waiver request. However, there are some important considerations:
To extend a construction permit (CP), follow these steps:
To secure a power increase for an LPFM station, follow these steps:
A contour in broadcasting refers to the geographical area where a radio or TV station’s signal can be received at a specific signal strength level. Contours are used to predict the coverage area of a broadcast station as well as areas where the station could potentially cause interference to other stations.
To get Studio Transmitter Link (STL) or Remote Pickup (RPU) frequencies assigned and coordinated, you typically need to follow these steps:
For most states, nonprofit corporations are mandated to maintain a minimum of three directors, although New Hampshire imposes a slightly higher requirement of five directors. It’s worth noting that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently started rejecting certain applications, such as those for the transfer of control if the board falls short of the state’s minimum director requirement.
During the 90-day settlement window, a 5-point applicant can reach an agreement with a 4-point applicant. In fact, any combination of applicants can reach a settlement agreement during this window, regardless of their point totals. The key is to come to an agreement that resolves the mutual exclusivity (MX) issue for that particular channel. Points may help determine who gets priority in selecting hours in a time-share agreement, but they don’t restrict who can negotiate a settlement.
If an applicant asserts a point they are not eligible for, such as claiming local presence when their duration is less than two years, their application may face dismissal or denial by the FCC. The FCC routinely evaluates applications to ensure they adhere to the eligibility criteria. If it’s determined that an applicant has furnished inaccurate or false information regarding their qualifications for a point, the application could be declined, or the applicant may encounter other penalties. It’s of utmost importance for applicants to faithfully represent their qualifications and fulfill the eligibility requirements for the points they assert to prevent potential complications during the application process.
If your application is declared singleton, you are not obligated to fulfill the requirements associated with the points, such as the local programming pledge and main studio. Thus, there is no need to amend your application to lower your score.