FCC Announces Settlement Period for Contested LPFMs

FCC Announces Settlement Period for Contested LPFMs
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Are more LPFMs about to come on the air? Yes.
FCC Chairman Michael Powell recently said the agency would change paperwork processing procedures to help more low-power FMs get on the air. Now the commission has taken that step.
It has announced a settlement period for applicants vying for the same LPFM frequencies. Requests for approval of settlements that are filed by Oct. 31 and that satisfy all the criteria will receive faster processing.
This limited waiver policy will allow settling applicants to use available LPFM channels to resolve technical conflicts and get construction permits. To see the list, go to www.fcc.gov.
The Media Bureau also has reactivated its LPFM frequency finder to help applicants find alternative available frequencies: www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/lpfm_channel_finder.html.

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