The LPTV digital transition is now complete, with analog television operations terminated and channel 6 LPTV stations operating in digital. However the Commission has granted STAs to 13 channel 6 LPTV stations to continue providing analog “FM6” service. In this proceeding, the FCC seeks comment on whether allowing continued “FM6” analog radio operations by existing digital channel 6 LPTV stations serves the public interest. In addition, the Commission seeks comment on whether to eliminate or revise the television channel 6 (TV6) distance separation rules for low power FM (LPFM), noncommercial educational (NCE) FM, Class D (10 watt) FM, and FM translator stations operating on reserved band FM Channels 201-220. Through this NPRM, the FCC seeks to bring finality to these outstanding questions.
Comment Date: July 18, 2022 (30 days after date of publication in the Federal Register)
Reply Comment Date: August 1, 2022 (45 days after date of publication in the Federal Register)