LPFM Time-Share Proposal Deadline Extended Retroactively

Agency resolves confusion over two MX group deadlines
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Those vying for a slice of time on new low-power FM stations are getting a break.

The FCC will accept all time-share agreement proposals that were submitted by 6 p.m. Eastern on Oct. 8. To “count,” they must have been signed by all the parties involved in the agreement and submitted by at least one party as an amendment to its application.

These were submitted in response to a notice identifying tentative selectees in 79 groups of competing LPFM applications filed in the October 2013 window. The Media Bureau intended for those to be due Oct. 7; however some applicants were confused, according to the bureau, because of another deadline. Major amendments to remove technical conflicts among those applicants in the 79 mutually exclusive groups were due Oct. 8.

The Media Bureau decided to make the deadline Oct. 8 for both “to ensure fairness in the processing of time-share proposals.”

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