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The New FCC Radio License Filing Window: What You Need to Know
October 29, 2020
FCC Chairman Pai recently announced that for the first time in a decade, the FCC will in the near future accept applications for full-power noncommercial radio stations across the nation. This filing window is expected to be followed by the intake of license applications for new low-power FM (LPFM) stations, which last happened in 2013. The new filing window represents the growth of essential services to communities. What’s involved in getting an FCC license? What do you need to be aware of legally to be prepared? How can you get organized now for this rare opportunity?
Noncommercial educational licenses are an important part of the U.S. media ecosystem. The rules governing such licensees, who can receive a license, the required documentation involved, and how competition is managed when there are many applicants for a license can be difficult to follow. Join NFCB for a free webinar on what you can do:
In this special Oct. 29 presentation, attorneys at Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C. will explore the filing window, the application process and expected requirements for applicants, as well as answer your questions about how your community can take advantage of this extraordinary broadcast moment.