Extension Granted for LPFM Comments

Extension Granted for LPFM Comments
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Extension Granted for LPFM Comments

The FCC has added two weeks to the comment period in the LPFM vs. FM translator debate. It's trying to decide whether new LPFMs should be licensed as primary services and potentially gain priority over existing and future FM translators when it comes to licensing and interference concerns.
The commission also wants to know whether LPFMs should be allowed to stay on the air where interference is predicted to occur within the 70 dBu contour of second- or third-adjacent-channel full-service FMs authorized in the future.
The Station Resource Group and NPR had asked for the extra time so public stations could discuss the ramifications at the SRG retreat this week and for the SRG to compile related research.
Comments are now due Aug. 22 and replies on Sept. 6 in MM Docket 99-25.