The Commission’s incubator program was designed to support new and diverse entrants in the radio broadcasting industry by encouraging larger, experienced broadcasters to assist small, aspiring or struggling broadcasters that otherwise lack the financing or operational expertise necessary to own and operate a full-service radio station.

sort by Incubator Webinar. On October 30, 2018, the Media Bureau hosted a free webinar on the incubator program. The webinar reviewed the basic elements of the incubator program, including the eligibility standards, the application process, and guidelines for completing the program successfully. A sort by video recording and sort by slides from the presentation are now available.

Public Notices, Orders, and Other Related Documents

June 2019

  • Public Notice, Media Bureau Accepting Incubation Proposals, DA 19-546, released June 10, 2019:
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April 2019

  • Compliance Guide, Rules and Policies to Promote New Entry and Ownership Diversity in the Broadcasting Services, DA 19-254, released April 4, 2019:
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October 2018

  • Public Notice, Update on Media Bureau Informational Webinar for Broadcast Incubator Program, DA 18-1065, released October 17, 2018:
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  • Public Notice, Media Bureau Announces Information Webinar for Broadcast Incubator Program, DA 18-1031, released October 5, 2018:
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August 2018

  • R&O, Rules and Policies to Promote New Entry and Ownership Diversity in the Broadcasting Services, FCC 18-114, released Aug. 3, 2018:
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July 2018

  • News Release, Chairman Pai Proposes Broadcaster Incubator Program Requirements, released July 11, 2018:
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Updated: 
Friday, May 28, 2021