FCC Revises NCE & LPFM Comparative Processing & Licensing Rules

The FCC adopted changes to the rules and procedures for considering competing applications for new and major modifications to noncommercial educational FM radio stations, noncommercial educational FM translator stations, noncommercial educational full power television stations (collectively, NCE or NCE broadcast) and low power FM (LPFM) stations. See Report and Order for full details.

Initial Allocation For FM Stations From TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund

The FCC announced an initial allocation from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund for FM stations. This allocation enables the FCC to commence reimbursement of approved invoices submitted by eligible FM stations. Also included is a report on the status of the Post-Incentive Auction transition, the reimbursement program and the consumer education program. See Public Notice for full details.

Filing Window For Displaced New Rural Digital LPTV December 2, 2019 – January 31, 2020

The Media Bureau announces a window filing opportunity for pending new rural digital low power and TV translator stations (LPTV/translator stations) displaced by the Incentive Auction and station repack to amend their applications to specify a new channel between 2 to 36 (in core channels). The window will be open December 2, 2019, and close on January 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET. See Public Notice for full details.