In the realm of LPFM broadcasting, regulatory compliance is paramount. Whether you’re correcting geographic coordinate errors or making minor tower site adjustments, it’s essential to engage with the FCC to ensure your station operates within authorized parameters.
Yes, if two LPFM stations are currently operating under a time-share agreement and another channel becomes available that is properly spaced to either of the stations, one of the stations can request a move to the new channel while claiming that eliminating the time-share arrangement will “reduce interference.” However, the success of such a request will depend on several factors:
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:
Yes, LPFM (Low-Power FM) stations are generally required to provide public notice when filing applications with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Public notice is an essential part of the FCC’s regulatory process and is designed to inform the local community about proposed changes to LPFM stations. The specific types of applications that typically require public notice include: