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Low Power FM Broadcast Radio Stations (LPFM)


In the following sections, we provide some basic information about Low Power (LPFM) radio stations and the related application processes.

Contents

  Introduction
   LPFM Filing Window Periods
   Find LPFM Records via the FM Query
   Low Power FM Opportunities Map
   LPFM Channel Finder
   LPFM Notes
   LPFM Service Rules
   Related Information
   LPFM Documents (includes recent items)
   LPFM License Process Frequently Asked Questions (separate page)

Introduction

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The Low Power FM (LPFM) radio service was created by the Commission in January 2000.  LPFM stations are authorized for noncommercial educational broadcasting only (no commercial operation) and operate with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 100 watts (0.1 kilowatts) or less, with maximum facilities of 100 watts ERP at 30 meters (100 feet) antenna height above average terrain (HAAT).  The approximate service range of a 100 watt LPFM station is 5.6 kilometers (3.5 miles radius).  LPFM stations are not protected from interference that may be received from other classes of FM stations.  A construction permit is required before an LPFM station can be constructed or operated.  The mere filing of an LPFM application does not authorize any construction or operation. 

LPFM stations are available to noncommercial educational entities and public safety and transportation organizations, but are not available to individuals or for commercial operations.  Current broadcast licensees with interests in other media (broadcast or newspapers) are not eligible to obtain LPFM stations. 

Potential applicants are advised that there is almost always competition for any type of radio broadcast station -- including LPFM stations -- and there is no guarantee that filing an acceptable application will result in the grant of a construction permit.  Applications for LPFM stations may only be filed during specified filing periods announced by the FCC, and must be filed electronically on FCC Form 318 (no paper applications will be accepted).  Many applicants retain legal and engineering counsel to help them prepare an acceptable application.  (The FCC does not maintain a list of legal and engineering firms, and cannot recommend any individual or firm.) 

LPFM stations must protect authorized radio broadcast stations on the same channel or frequency (cochannel), as well as broadcast stations on first or second-adjacent channels above or below the LPFM station's frequency.  This protection is accomplished through the use of minimum distance separation requirements, which are set forth in 47 CFR 73.807 [PDF].

LPFM Filing Window Period Dates

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No LPFM application filing window period is presently scheduled. 

When a new filing window period is scheduled, it will be announced via Public Notice and posted on the FCC's web site, in several locations, including this web page, at least 30 days before the start of the filing period.  We regret that we are not able to provide personal or advance notice to interested parties.  All applications must be electronically filed. [Previous filing period: October 18, 2013 Public Notice.]   

Find LPFM Records via the FM Query

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You may retrieve information on LPFM stations and applications using the following form. This form will retrieve information from the FM Query in the form of a list.  Selecting a call sign or facility ID number from the list will retrieve more detailed information pertaining to that record, and related information may then be retrieved from the Media Bureau's CDBS system.  Please note that some states may not have granted construction permits or licensed LPFM stations at this time.


LPFM Reports

Choose the options you want in your report, then submit.


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Low Power FM Opportunities Map

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The FCC has generated a scalable nationwide map on the Low Power FM Opportunities page that may give you a sense as to how many LPFM channels might be potentially available in your region, without the need of coordinates or other technical data.  Please be aware that this map cannot factor in all considerations affecting the ultimate suitability of any particular location or channel.

LPFM Channel Finder

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The LPFM Channel Finder may be used to conduct a preliminary search to help potential applicants find channels that may support LPFM use in a given area.  Applicants are cautioned that the Commission's FM database changes daily and these changes may impact the viability of a channel's use for LPFM broadcasting.  Moreover, the LPFM Channel Finder does not identify whether interference might be received from existing stations operating at greater distances than required by Section 73.807 of the Commission's rules.  We recommend that applicants thoroughly evaluate a potential channel before filing any application. 

LPFM Notes

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  • Number of Applications Per Applicant.  In general, LPFM applicants may only apply for a single station.  However, on reconsideration, the Commission clarified that government public safety and transportation organizations may apply for multiple LPFM stations for disseminating traffic, safety, and other information where the additional applications are not subject to competing applications.  Similarly, where there are no conflicting applications, LPFM applications will be accepted for university student-run LPFM stations from universities holding LPFM licenses that are not student-run.  Separate college campuses within a university system, or individual high schools under a single school board, could each individually apply for LPFM construction permits.  ITFS (Instructional Television Fixed Service) stations run by universities and colleges that only transmit educational programming are not considered a "broadcast service" under the FCC ownership rules.
  • Zoning, Land Use, Local Building Codes.  Applicants should, prior to submitting an application to the FCC, consider how property ownership, local zoning, building permits, or other land use restrictions might affect whether and how quickly an LPFM station can be constructed upon FCC grant of a construction permit.  However, zoning, land use, or building permit information or approval is not needed to file FCC Form 318 with the Commission for an LPFM construction permit.  On the other hand, environmental considerations might need to be adderssed in the context of the FCC Form 318 application.  See 47 CFR 73.1.1307.
  • Conflicting LPFM Applications.  Where one LPFM application does not meet the spacing requirements in 47 CFR 73.807 to another LPFM application, those applications are "mutually exclusive" in that both applications cannot be granted if interference is to be avoided.  Mutually exclusive applications can occur with all the applications clustered together, or can take the form of a chain in which the end applications are linked through intermediate proposals. 

    These mutually exclusive situations will be resolved through the application of a point system.  Points are awarded for (1) the organization's presence in the community for at least two years, (2) a commitment to broadcast at least twelve hours per day, and (3) a commitment to provide at least eight hours of locally originated programming each day.  The applicant with the most points will be awarded the construction permit. 

    If there is a tie after the points are tallied, the competing applicants will be encouraged to share a license.  Those competing applicants resubmitting their applications together will be permitted to aggregate their points.  For example, three applicants tied with three points each would be given a total of nine points upon resubmission.  This aggregated group of applicants with nine points would be awarded the construction permit over a single applicant with three points.

    If the tied applicants cannot agree to share a license, the FCC will divide equally an eight year non-renewable license term among the applicants.  For example, if there are four tied applicants, each will receive a two year, non-renewable license term.  The first license term will be awarded to the first to complete construction of its facilities pursuant to its construction permit.

    If there are more than eight tied applicants, the FCC will divide the eight year term among those applicants receiving a point for established community presence.  If there are more than eight applicants, the FCC will award one year, non-renewable license terms to the eight entities with the longest community presence. 

    For details on the point system, please see the Report and Order in MM Docket 99-25. 

  • LPFM Rules

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    Rule sections pertaining to LPFM stations are listed in Title 47, Part 73 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).  Most LPFM rules are contained in Subpart G of Part 73 (Section 73.800 series), but there are references to rule sections in other parts and subparts.

    Related Information

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  • LPFM License Process Frequently Asked Questions
  • LPFM Broadcast Station Checklist (PDF file) can be used by LPFM licensees and permittees to verify compliance with the FCC's rules.  This checklist was created by the FCC's Enforcement Bureau and is periodically updated.
  • Beware of Low Power FM Radio Scams!  Be cautious of offers for equipment or services that promise to get you an LPFM station or to sell you a Part 15 unlicensed device or transmitter as a means to starting a licensed LPFM service.  We do not recommend the purchase of any equipment until you receive an LPFM construction permit from the FCC.
  • LPFM Documents

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    We have collected the primary documents pertaining to LPFM radio broadcast stations in this section.

  • September 5, 2014
    Commission Identifies Tentative Selectees in 111 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications Filed in the LPFM Window; Announces a 30-Day Petition to Deny Period and a 90-Day Period to File Voluntary Time-Share Proposals and Major Change Amendments, Public Notice, FCC 14-132, released September 5, 2014.  [ PDF | Word ].  Attachment A (LPFM MX Groups): [ PDF | Excel ].  Attachment B (Second-adjacent channel waiver requests): [ PDF | Excel ].
  • November 14, 2013
    Media Bureau Extends Low Power FM Filing Window, Public Notice, DA 13-2030, released November 14, 2013.  [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 18, 2013
    Media Bureau Provides Guidance to Potential LPFM Applicants About Data Fields Containing FM Translator Input Signal Station Data, Public Notice, DA 13-2030, released October 18, 2013.  [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 18, 2013
    Media Bureau Extends Low Power FM Filing Window, Second LPFM Webinar Rescheduled for October 24, 2013, Public Notice, DA 13-2029, released October 18, 2013.  [ PDF | Word ]. LPFM filing window opened 10/15/2013, window close date extended from 10/29/2013 to 11/14/2013.
  • September 19, 2013
    FCC Announces October 3 Webinar on Low Power FM Radio, News Release, released September 19, 2013.  [ PDF | Word ].  1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern Time.
  • August 8, 2013
    FCC Announces Webinars on Low Power FM Radio, News Release, released August 8, 2013.  [ PDF | Word ].  [ View August 20, 2013 LPFM Webinar ].
  • December 4, 2012
    Creation of a Low Power Service [Docket 99-25]; Amendment of Service and Eligibility Rules for FM Broadcast Translator Stations [Docket 07-172], Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Sixth Report and Order, MM Docket 99-25 and MB Docket 07-172 FCC 12-144, released December 4, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Genachowski: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. Clyburn: [ PDF | Word ]. Rosenworcel: [ PDF | Word ]. Ajit Pai: [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 30, 2012
    FCC Expands Media Diversity by Empowering Community Groups to Launch and Operate Low Power Local Radio Stations, News Release, released November 30, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Genachowski: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. Clyburn: [ PDF | Word ]. Rosenworcel: [ PDF | Word ]. Ajit Pai: [ PDF | Word ].
  • May 11, 2012
    FCC Announces Details for May 16, 2012, Low Power FM and FM Translator Public Forum, News Release, released May 11, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST, May 16.  [ View the May 16, 2012 presentation ].
  • April 12, 2012
    Media Bureau Announces Release of Updated Low Power Channel Finder Tool, Public Notice, DA 12-582, released April 12, 2012.  [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 19, 2012
    Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Fifth Report and Order, Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Fourth Order on Reconsideration, MM Docket 99-25, FCC 12-28, released March 19, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Modified rules to implement certain provisions of the Local Community Radio Act of 2010, et al.  News Release released March 19, 2012, [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 19, 2012
    Creation of a Low Power Radio Service [MM Docket 99-25], Amendment of Service and Eligibility Rules for FM Broadcast Translator Stations [MB Docket 07-172], Fourth Report and Order and Third Order on Reconsideration, MM Docket 99-25 , FCC 12-29, released March 19, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Appendix A: [ PDF | Excel ].  Appendix B: [ PDF | Excel ].  Adopted processing policy for pending Auction No. 83 FM translator applications in a manner that implements Section 5 of the Local Community Radio Act.
  • July 12, 2011
    Creation of a Low Power Radio Service [Docket 99-25]; Amendment of Service and Eligibility Rules for FM Broadcast Translator Stations [Docket 07-172], Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MM Docket 99-25 and MB Docket 07-172, FCC 11-105, released July 12, 2011.  [ PDF | Word ]. Appendix A: [ PDF | Excel ].  Genachowski: [ PDF | Word ].  Copps: [ PDF | Word ].  McDowell: [ PDF | Word ].  Clyburn: [ PDF | Word ].  Seeks comment on how to process Auction 83 translator applications in a way that most faithfully implements Section 5 of the Local Community Radio Act. News Release:PDF | Word ]. 
  • December 11, 2007
    Creation of a Low Power FM Radio Service, Third Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MM Docket 99-25, FCC 07- 204, released December 11, 2007.  [ PDF | Word ]. Martin: [ PDF | Word ].  Copps: [ PDF | Word ].  Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ].  Tate: [ PDF | Word ].  McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. 
  • November 27, 2007
    FCC Adopts Rules to Promote the Growth of the Low Power FM Radio Service, News Release, released November 27, 2007.  [ PDF | Word ]. Martin: [ PDF | Word ].  Copps: [ PDF | Word ].  Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. Tate: [ PDF | Word ].  McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. 
  • October 25, 2006
    Thin Air Community Radio, Letter, DA 06-2106, released October 25, 2006.  [ PDF | Word ].  Granted the minor modification for KYRS-LP, Spokane, WA.
  • August 24, 2005
    Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Order, MM Docket 99-25, DA 05-2348, released August 24, 2005.  [ PDF | Word ].  Reply comment date for the Second Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was extended to September 21, 2005. 
  • August 3, 2005
    Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Order, MB Docket 99-25, DA 05-2253, released August 3, 2005.  [ PDF | Word ].  Comment dates extended to August 22, 2005; reply comment dates extended to September 6, 2005. 
  • July 7, 2005
    Federal Register Publishes Summary of LPFM Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in MM Docket 99-25. 
    Federal Register links: [ 70 FR 39182 | 70 FR 39217 ].  Comments were due by August 8, 2005, reply comments were due by August 22, 2005.  Filing comments electronically through ECFS or ECFS Express is strongly encouraged.
  • March 17, 2005
    Creation of a Low Power FM Radio Service, Second Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MM Docket 99-25, FCC 05-75, released March 17, 2005.  Document: [ PDF | Word ].  Copps: [ PDF | Word ].    Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. FCC to Consider Options for Expanding, Strengthening LPFM Service, News Release, March 17, 2005: [ PDF | Word ]. 
  • February 2, 2005
    FCC Announces Agenda for Low Power FM Forum To Be Held February 8, 2005, DA 05-288, released February 2, 2005.  [ PDF | Word ]. 
    Video of this event, under date 2/8/2005 ]
  • August 24, 2005
    Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Order, MM Docket 99-25, DA 05-2348, released August 24, 2005.  [ PDF | Word ].  Reply comment date for the Second Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is extended to September 21, 2005. 
  • August 3, 2005
    Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Order, MB Docket 99-25, DA 05-2253, released August 3, 2005.  [ PDF | Word ].  Comment dates were extended to August 22, 2005; reply comment dates were extended to September 6, 2005. 
  • July 5, 2005
    Federal Register Publishes Summary of LPFM Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in MM Docket 99-25.  Federal Register links: [ 70 FR 39182 | 70 FR 39217 ]
    Comments were due by August 8, 2005, reply comments were due by August 22, 2005.  Filing comments electronically through ECFS or ECFS Express is strongly encouraged.
  • May 27, 2005
    Commission Issues 18 LPFM Points Decisions -- MO&O orders were released May 27, 2005. 
    • Pineros Y Campinesos Unidos del Noroeste, FCC 05-97.  Time Share.  [ PDF | Word ].
    • Miracle International Christian Life Center, FCC 05-98, [ PDF | Word ].
    • The Villages Chanber of Commerce, Inc., FCC 05-99, [ PDF | Word ].
    • Citylight Ministry Center, FCC 05-100.  Time Share.  [ PDF | Word ].
    • New Life Worship Center, FCC 05-101, [ PDF | Word ].
    • St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, FCC 05-102, [ PDF | Word ].
    • Menomonie Christian Radio, FCC 05-103, [ PDF | Word ].
    • School District of La Crosse, FCC 05-104, [ PDF | Word ].
    • Greater Johnstown High School, FCC 05-105, [ PDF | Word ].
    • Greenfield Community Television, Inc., FCC 05-106.*nbsp; Equal, successive license terms. [ PDF | Word ].
    • Calvary Chapel of Brandon, Inc., FCC 05-107. Time Share.  [ PDF | Word ].
    • Calvary Chapel of Gainesville, Inc., FCC 05-108.  Time Share.  [ PDF | Word ].
    • Everglades Community Association, FCC 05-109. Equal, successive license terms. [ PDF | Word ].
    • Drake University, FCC 05-110.  Time Share.  [ PDF | Word ].
    • Templo Elim, FCC 05-111, [ PDF | Word ].
    • Black Business Alliance, Inc., FCC 05-113. [ PDF | Word ].
    • Billings Seventh-Day Adventist Church, FCC 05-114, [ PDF | Word ].
    • GSRI Property Owners Association, FCC 05-115.  Time Share.  [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 17, 2005
    Creation of a Low Power FM Radio Service, Second Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MM Docket 99-25, FCC 05-75, released March 17, 2005. 
    Document: [ PDF | Word ]. 
    Copps: [ PDF | Word ].    Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ].  FCC to Consider Options for Expanding, Strengthening LPFM Service, News Release, March 17, 2005: [ PDF | Word ]. 
  • February 2, 2005
    FCC Announces Agenda for Low Power FM Forum to Be Held February 8, 2005, DA 05-288, released February 2, 2005.  [ PDF | Word ].
  • January 24, 2005
    FCC Announces Low Power FM Forum to Be Held February 8, 2005, DA 05-165, released January 24, 2005.  [ PDF | Word ]. 
  • February 19, 2004
    Report to Congress on the Low Power FM Interference Testing Program - Pub.L. No. 106-553, released February 19, 2004.  [ PDF | Word ]. 
  • January 28, 2004
    Closed Groups of Pending Low Power FM Mutually Exclusive Applications Accepted for Filing, Public Notice, DA 04-123, released January 28, 2004.  [ PDF | Word ].  Attachment: [ PDF | Excel ].  Mutually exclusive groups listed are from Windows I, II, and III. 
  • October 1, 2003
    Settlement Period Announced for Closed Groups of Pending Low Power FM Mutually Exclusive Applications Filed in Window IV, Public Notice, DA 03-3009, released October 1, 2003.  [ PDF | Word ].  Attachment: [ PDF | Excel ]  Eligible mutually exclusive applicants (listed in the attachment) may file settlement agreements, minor change amendments, or channel change amendments to break conflicts between LPFM applications.  Settlements or amendments must be filed no later than December 5, 2003.  The LPFM Channel Finder is available to assist eligible applicants in finding potentially suitable channels. 
  • August 28, 2003
    Settlement Period Announced for Closed Groups of Pending Low Power FM Mutually Exclusive Applications Filed in Windows I, II, and III, Public Notice, DA 03-2744, released August 28, 2003.  [ PDF | Word ].  Attachment: [ PDF | Excel ].  Eligible mutually exclusive applicants (listed in the attachment) may file settlement agreements, minor amendments, or channel change amendments to break conflicts between LPFM applications. Settlements or amendments must be filed no later than October 31, 2003.
  • July 11, 2003
    Comment Sought on the Mitre Corporation's Technical Report, "Experimental Measurements of the Third-Adjacent Channel Impacts of Low Power FM Stations" [MM Docket 99-25], Public Notice, DA 03-2277, released July 11, 2003.  [ PDF | Word ].  Mitre Report Entry in ECFS (6/30/2003) ].  Comments were originally due by September 12, 2003, but by Order, DA 03-2767, released August 29, 2003, the comment deadline was extended to October 14, 2003:  [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 17, 2003
    Notice of Acceptance of Low Power FM Broadcast Applications and Notification of Petition to Deny Deadline, Report No. LPFM-S-8, released April 17, 2003.  [ PDF | Word ].  Petitions to deny the listed applications and minor amendments must be filed no later than May 19, 2003.
  • March 17, 2003
    Low Power FM New Station Applications Dismissed for Failure to Comply with Third-adjacent Channel Protection Requirements, Public Notice, DA 03-794, released March 17. 2003.  [ PDF | Word ]. 
  • February 13, 2003
    Notice of Acceptance of Low Power FM Broadcast Applications and Notification of Petition to Deny Deadline, Report No. LPFM-S-7, released February 13, 2003.*nbsp; [ PDF | Word ].  Petitions to deny the listed applications and minor amendments must be filed no later than March 17, 2003.
  • October 16, 2002
    Notice of Acceptance of Low Power FM Broadcast Applications and Notification of Petition to Deny Deadline, Report No. LPFM-S-6, released October 16, 2002.  [ PDF | Word | Text ].  Petitions to deny the listed applications must be filed no later than November 15, 2002.  List consists of applications mainly from Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington.  If an application from NE, NM, NC, PA, or WA did not appear on this list, the application either (1) conflicts with another timely filed application, or (2) has some serious defect.
  • September 19, 2002
    Notice Regarding FCC Certification of EAS Decoder: Low Power FM Stations Must Install Certified EAS Decoders Within One Year of Publication of this Public Notice in Federal Register
  • Cable Statems Serving Fewer Than 5,000 Subscribers May Comply with October 1, 2002 Deadline to Install EAS Equipment by Installing Certified Decoder
  • Public Notice, DA 02-2312, 67 FR 65321, released September 19, 2002.  [ PDF | Word | Text ].  The deadline date for LPFM stations to install EAS decoders was October 24, 2003.

  • September 9, 2002
    Media Bureau to Open Low Power FM Major Amendment Window from October 28 through November 1, 2002 for Certain Pending New Station Applications, Public Notice, DA 02-2178, released September 9, 2002.  [ PDF | Word | Text ].
  • September 6, 2002
    Notice of Acceptance of Low Power FM Broadcast Applications and Notification of Petition to Deny Deadline, Report No. LPFM-S-5, released September 6, 2002. [ PDF | Word | Text ] Petitions to deny the listed applications must be filed no later than October 7, 2002.  List consists of applications mainly from Alabama, Arkansas, Guam, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Montana.  If an application from AL, AR, GU, KY, MA, or MT did not appear on this list, the application either (1) conflicts with another timely filed application, or (2) has some serious defect.
  • May 23, 2002
    Notice of Acceptance of Low Power FM Broadcast Applications and Notification of Petition to Deny Deadline, Report No. LPFM-S-4, released May 23, 2002.  [ PDF | Word ] Petitions to deny the listed applications must be filed no later than June 24, 2002.  List consists of applications mainly from Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia.  If an application from OR, TN, TX, VT, VI, or WV did not appear on this list, the application either (1) conflicts with another timely filed application, or (2) has some serious defect.

  • March 11, 2002
    Notice of Acceptance of Low Power FM Broadcast Applications and Notifications of Petition to Deny Deadline, Public Notice, Report No. LPFM-S-3, released March 11, 2002.  [ PDF | Word | Text ].
  • February 8, 2002
    Greg Ruggerio v. FCC, Case No. 00-1100 (D.C. Cir. Feb. 8, 2002).  Provision in LPFM rules implementing statutory provision disqualifying from eligibility any party who ever engaged in unlicensed broadcasting is declared unconstitutional.
  • August 16, 2001
    Notice of Acceptance of Low Power FM Broadcast Applications and Notifications of Petitions to Deny Deadline, Report No. LPFM-S-2, released August 16, 2001.  MS Word 97 only.
  • July 10, 2001
    July 10, 2001 Broadcast Applications Public Notice, Report No.25023, contains a list of LPFM applications received in the June 2000 application filing window.  Use your browser's search feature to look for "BNPL".
  • April 10, 2001
    Low Power FM Filing Window (FCC to Accept Window 4 and Window 5 Low Power FM Applications from June 11 through June 15, 2001).  Window opened for proposed facilities in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Guam, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia.  Public Notice, DA 01-904, released April 10, 2001.
  • April 2, 2001
    Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Second Report and Order, FCC 01-100, released April 2, 2001.  [ PDF | Word | Text ].
  • April 2, 2001
    FCC Adopts Revised LPFM Order; Codifies Third Adjacent Channel Interference Protection Standards, News Release, released April 2, 2001.
  • December 21, 2000
    Notice of Acceptance of Low Power FM Broadcast Applications and Notifications of Petitions to Deny Deadline, Report No. LPFM-S-1, released December 21, 2000.
  • December 15, 2000
    Low Power FM Filing Window -- FCC to accept Low Power FM Applications January 16 through January 22, 2001 for American Samoa, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, Public Notice, DA 00-2831, released December 15, 2000.

  • September 28, 2000
    Creation of Low Power Radio Service, Memorandum Opinion and Order on Reconsideration, MM Docket 99-25, FCC 00-349, released September 28, 2000.  MS Word 97, Word.
  • September 22, 2000
    FCC Adopts Reconsideration Order For Low Power FM Radio: Affirms Provisions of Original Order; Institutes Protection for Radio Reading Services and Interference Complaint Procedure, News Release, September 22, 2000.
  • September 15, 2000
    FCC Receives 473 Low Power FM Applications in Second Filing Window, News Release, released September 15, 2000.
  • September 15, 2000
    Broadcast Applications Public Notice Containing List of LPFM Applications Received, in the second filing window, released September 15, 2000.
  • July 28, 2000
      [August 28 - September 1, 2000], Public Notice, DA 00-1697, released July 28, 2000.  [ PDF | Word | Text ].
  • June 21, 2000
    Broadcast Actions Public Notice Containing List of LPFM Applications Received, released June 21, 2000.
  • June 5, 2000
    Low Power FM Application Filing Window Deadline Extended [Through June 8, 2000], Public Notice, DA 00-1263, released June 5, 2000.  Extension provided due to difficulties with electronic filing. (Note: Do not expect any similar extension for later LPFM windows.)
  • May 26, 2000
    Low Power FM Filing Window Instructions, Public Notice, DA 00-1175, released May 26, 2000.  [ PDF | Word | Text ].  Not up to date.
  • April 28, 2000
    Low Power FM Filing Window - FCC to Accept Low Power FM Applications May 30 through June 5, 2000 for Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Mariana Islands, Maryland, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Utah, Public Notice, DA 00-914, released April 28, 2000.  [ PDF | Word | Text ].
  • April 28, 2000
    Low Power FM: An Applicant's Guide.  [ PDF | PowerPoint97 | En Español: PDF | En Español: PowerPoint97 ]. Not up to date.
  • January 27, 2000
    Report and Order in MM Docket 99-25, FCC 00-19, released January 27, 2000.  [ PDF | Word | Text ].  This document contains an explanation of the LPFM application process and related considerations. Related items (MS Word 97 documents):
  • March 29, 2000
    Low Power FM Radio Service: Allegations and Facts.  Factsheet, March 29, 2000.
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