AM on FM Translator (C/D) Window - Short form applications filed

The linked document is a list of the 1,081 short form applications that were filed for new FM translators.  The short form process allows the FCC to identify which applicants are singleton and can be granted as soon as possible and which ones will be going to auction due to mutual exclusitivity.   Translators will be able to modify their applications to other channels and locations but those changes will be limited to "minor" ones only.  In other words, they can change 1, 2, 3, 53 or 54 channels or specify another location where the 60 dBu contours of both locations overlap. 

REC advises LPFM stations to register for new ETRS system

The FCC has issued a public notice to advise that all participants in EAS will need to register on a new EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS).  This new system is a different process than the system that was used in the 2016 National EAS Test.  We do point out that there is no planned test at this time.  The FCC will eventually release a "Form One" in July that will need to be filled out by a date to be announced in that public notice.   There will be more information to follow.  

For now, all LPFM licensees (including silent stations) need to follow these instructions:

LPFM Application Freeze July 19~August 2, 2017

In preparation for the first of the 2017 filing windows for cross-service FM translators for AM licensees, the FCC will impose a freeze on certain LPFM, FM translator and FM booster applications between July 19 and August 2, 2017. 

During this period of time, applications for minor changes on LPFM stations can not be filed.  

Examples of application types that can't be filed (Form 318):