Public radio engineers and consultants have been among those most affected by the recent window for new noncom FMs.
Planners have been scrambling to take advantage of the opportunity — some think it might be their last — to expand coverage for their FM stations and networks through new stations that would simulcast the programming. So engineers hurried to find consultants, identify white space and find possible tower sites, then to apply for up to 10 stations in the window. Observers expected thousands of applications to be filed.
Now here’s the latest on the applications filed in the window for new noncom FMs and major modifications: The comission has opened a 60-day settlement period for parties to resolve technical conflicts between their applications.
The period for technical amendments and joint settlements will expire on Jan. 7.