Comparative Consideration Order for 32 NCE MX Groups

The Commission has before it for comparative consideration 32 groups of mutually exclusive (MX) applications for new noncommercial educational (NCE) FM station construction permits. By this Memorandum Opinion and Order (Order), they perform threshold fair distribution of service analyses and use a point system to tentatively select an application for grant in each group. Petitions to deny the application of any of these tentative selectees must be filed within 30 days of the date of release of this Order.

These applications were filed in November 2021, during the most recent filing window for new NCE FM applications. These applicants have had an opportunity to enter into settlement agreements among themselves to resolve mutual exclusivity, and, in the absence of any such settlement, are now subject to a simplified, comparative process codified in Part 73, Subpart K, of the FCC rules.