Reposted from the September 19, 2013 post "The Low Power FM Application Window is Fast Approaching" with Updated Information
In August we had our first of two webinars on how communities and non-profit organizations can apply for new low-power FM radio station licenses during the next window, October 15 – November 14, 2013. The webinar allowed viewers to ask questions directly to Bureau staff. We were delighted to answer many questions during the session and have continued to respond to your inquiries since then. The second webinar will be held on Thursday, October 24. Before this next session, we want to give you these reminders and highlights on a number of important issues:
First and foremost, don’t forget you can start filling out your Form 318 application online now! You won’t be able to file the application until the October 15 – November 14, window, but we highly recommend you complete the entire application as soon as possible. This will allow you to avoid any last minute questions or technical issues.
Second, remember that, while you do not need a 501(c)(3) certification, you must be organized as a nonprofit educational institution, corporation, or entity under your State’s laws, as of the date of the application filing, to be eligible to apply for an LPFM license. In other words, if you have only recently filed your incorporation papers and have not received confirmation as of October 29, you will not be eligible to apply.
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