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Released: June 17, 2013

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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June 17, 2013
Matthew Berry, 202-418-2005
Email: matthew.berry@fcc.gov

STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI

ON ANNOUNCEMENT OF LPFM FILING WINDOW

I applaud today's Public Notice by the Media Bureau announcing that the window for
low-power FM applications will open on October 15, 2013. Last November, I proposed to my
colleagues that we set October 15 as the target date for the filing window so that community
organizations could prepare their applications and begin planning new stations.1 I was pleased
that this target date was included in the Sixth Report and Order.2 And I am even more pleased
that, thanks to the hard work of those in the Media Bureau, we are meeting that target. Enabling
new low-power FM stations to begin broadcasting is critical to advancing the Commission's
diversity goals, and I encourage interested organizations across the country to take advantage of
this opportunity.

1 Creation of a Low Power Radio Service and Amendment of Service and Eligibility Rules for FM Broadcast
Translator Stations
, Sixth Report and Order and Fifth Order on Reconsideration, 27 FCC Rcd 15402, 15520 (2012)
(Statement of Commissioner Ajit Pai), available at http://go.usa.gov/bmD9.
2 Id. at 15481, para. 211.

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