Amendments Of Parts 73 & 74 To Improve The Low Power FM Radio Service Technical Rules; Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative

The FCC revises the technical rules governing the Low Power FM (LPFM) service. Specifically adopted these main proposals: (1) expanding the permissible use of directional antennas; (2) permitting waivers of protections of Television Channel 6 by reserved channel LPFM, FM, Class D, and FM translator stations; (3) expanding the definition of minor change applications for LPFM stations; and (4) allowing LPFM stations to own boosters. These changes are designed to provide LPFM stations with greater flexibility, to improve their service, and to remove regulatory burdens. See Report and Order for full details.


Report & Order [486 KB PDF]