Government shutdowns do not exempt radio stations from adhering to existing laws and regulations, including those related to obscenity and technical tolerances set by the FCC. It’s important to understand that FCC regulations are still in effect during a government shutdown, and violations of these regulations can lead to legal and regulatory consequences.
In the case of full-service non-directional stations, a modification of the license application can be submitted to rectify geographic coordinates by up to 3 seconds in latitude and/or up to 3 seconds in longitude [§73.1690(b)(2)]. The actual distance can vary due to the Earth’s curvature but typically falls within a range of about 300 to 350 feet in latitude and 200 to 250 feet in longitude. Any changes or corrections to full-service directional antennas, however, will necessitate a construction permit.