Pai Statement on LPFM Filing Window
Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D. C. 20554
This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:June 17, 2013
Matthew Berry, 202-418-2005
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI
ON ANNOUNCEMENT OF LPFM FILING WINDOWI 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
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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