[Noisebridge-discuss] FCC Warns LPFM Applicants

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Mon Sep 30 07:28:52 UTC 2013


 FCC Warns LPFM Applicants on 08.30.2013

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The FCC has a cautionary tale for would -be low -power FM applicants.

Based on recent dismissals of six applications for LPFM stations, the
commission warns others to study the decision.

Wilkinson Barker Knauer attorney David Oxenford notes four dismissals
were the result of the applicants not being registered as nonprofit
organizations and another was cut for not responding in a timely manner
to an FCC query. The attorney characterizes the lack of a nonprofit
categorization as a “fatal” error.

Still another was dismissed because the applicant couldn’t be sure about
transmitter siting before filing. Having reasonable assurance of a
transmitter site “is a requirement of virtually all broadcast
applications, so that the FCC does not waste its time processing
applications that cannot be built where they are proposed,” notes

The upshot for those who want to file for a new LPFM ? Applicants need
to pay attention to the details, he ad


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