|Second MX Settlement Window Now Open|
Between September 8 and December 8, 2014, specific LPFM applicants in the states of CT, DC, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI and WV can file major change amendments and lead scoring applicants in each group can file partial settlement agreements for the purpose of aggregating points (aggregations should be filed on or before December 7).
For a list of the LPFM applicants that can participate in this filing window, click here. (Tentative selectees have a yellow background.)
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Window 1 | Window 2
Here are some recently asked questions and other trivial bits about LPFM. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
Questions added or revised on September 7, 2014
Which window will I be in?
Window 1 included the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS (including Kansas City, MO), NE, NV, OR, UT and WA. This window is open until October 8, 2014. Window 2 included the following states: CT, DC, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI and WV. The filing window will run from September 8 until December 8, 2014. Window 3 will include the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, NC, OK, PR, SC and TX. The window date is to be announced.
We have reached the end of the first MX settlement window but it is not over. There are several MX groups that are still not resolved. Some may take months or maybe years to settle. Let's look region by region at how things went.
RAGE INC.. has been granted their construction permit and the call sign KEGR-LP. ALASKA REVIVAL RADIO moves to 96.9, accepted for filing and is still waiting their constuction permit.
Today, the FCC has dismissed some LPFM applications due to being non-tentative selectees.
All of these applicants were from MX window #1 and were in groups where there was only one tentative selectee.
According to information received to REC by the FCC, if these appliants can identify an alternative channel and or location to break them out from the MX group, they may still file an amendment and a petition for reconsideration to reinstate the application, the FCC will reinstate and accept their application for filing.
Dismissed applicants must make their decisions on or before October 8.
REC Broadcast Services is ready to assist dismissed applicants with the amendment process. Please call us at 1-844-REC-LPFM to get started.
In comments to the FCC on RM-11727, REC Networks has analyzed the proposal by SSR Communications to create a new Class C4 FM service in the Zone II areas (areas excluding the northeast, mid-west, mid-Atlantic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and most of California). The proposed Class C4 would permit Class A stations to double their power and operate at 12 kilowatts at 100 meters height above average terrain.