The FCC announces a filing window for applications for noncommercial educational (NCE) FM new station construction permits. The filing window will open at 12:01 am EDT on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and close at 6:00 pm EST on November 9, 2021. The window is available for FM reserved band (channels 201 – 220) proposals. New applications must be filed electronically on FCC Form 2100, Schedule 340 in the Bureau’s Licensing Management System (LMS). The FCC recently amended its rules and procedures for filing NCE FM applications and selecting and licensing competing NCE FM applications. The Bureau will provide detailed information about filing procedures and requirements by public notice in advance of the filing window.
Minor Change Filing Freeze. A limited application filing freeze will commence on October 5, 2021, and continue until the close of the window. The freeze will include all reserved band minor change applications and amendments, and, due to their potentially preclusive impact on window filings, Channels 221, 222, 223, and (IF channels) 254 – 274 non-reserved band minor change applications and amendments.
See Public Notice for full details.