LPFM (Low-Power FM) stations, like other broadcast facilities, may face operational challenges during rolling blackouts or power outages imposed by local electric utilities. To minimize disruptions and ensure compliance with FCC regulations, LPFM stations should consider the following requirements and best practices:
It’s important to note that the FCC takes silence seriously, and the reasons for your station’s silence must align with FCC regulations. Additionally, keeping the FCC informed and following the proper procedures during the silent period and renewal process is crucial to maintaining compliance with your LPFM station’s license. Consulting with an attorney or FCC expert can be beneficial if your station has been or will be silent during the renewal period.