FCC to Explain FM Translator Processing Changes
The FCC is planning a public forum to explain how the agency will process
pending FM translator applications from Auction 83 as well as pending and
prospective FM translator modifications. The FM translator processing changes
are part of the low-power FM proceeding.
As the agency grapples with implementing the Local Community Radio Act,
it has placed caps on the number of the some 6,500 pending FM translator
applications that any one single entity can hope to have processed, both
nationwide and in a particular market.
The meeting is at the commission headquarters on May 16 at 2 p.m. Seating
is on a first-come, first-served basis and the event will also be streamed
over the Internet.
Audio Division staff expected to participate include Chief Peter Doyle,
Deputy Chief Jim Bradshaw, Deputy Chief Legal Tom Hutton and Assistant Chief
Topics to be discussed include a summary of the recent Reports and
Orders, the LPFM grid tool and the processing differences between spectrum
limited and spectrum available markets.