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The Audio Division of the Media Bureau licenses commercial and noncommercial educational AM, FM, FM Translator, and FM Booster radio services, and also the noncommercial educational Low Power FM radio service. The Division provides legal analysis of broadcast, technical, and engineering radio filings and recommends appropriate disposition of applications, requests for waivers, and other pleadings.

Information about radio broadcast stations and the application process may be located at this site.

New Visitors to the Audio Division Site

If you are coming to the Audio Division or Video Division pages for the first time, please start with our New Visitors page. On this page we have collected the information most commonly sought by first time users concerning radio and television broadcasting.

Modulation Dependent Carrier Level (MDCL) Waiver Requests - AM station licensees seeking a waiver of Section 73.1560(a) of the Commissionís Rules pursuant to the procedures set forth in Public Notice DA 11-1535 (September 13, 2011) in order to employ MDCL technology should e-mail a copy of the waiver request, preferably in PDF format, to Susan.Crawford@fcc.gov.

  • Guidance Provided to FM Licensees Regarding Operations with Increased Digital Power (MM Docket No. 99-325), Public Notice, MM Docket 99-325 , DA 10-866, released May 17, 2010. [ PDF | Word ].
  • Filing Courtesy Copies of Pleadings Relating to Audio Division Applications

    The Audio Division encourages parties that wish to file courtesy copies of pleadings relating to Audio Division applications (broadcast radio only) to submit a copy of the FCC date-stamped filing to the following e-mail box: audiodivisionpleadings@fcc.gov. PDF is the preferred format for these submissions. Pleadings must be officially filed in accordance with the Commission's rules and the procedures established by the Office of the Secretary. Only properly filed pleadings will receive a Commission date stamp. Documents submitted by e-mail but not formally filed through the Office of the Secretary will not be considered.

    Internet Queries

    Our popular Internet Queries may be used to retrieve information about radio and TV broadcast stations.

  • AM Query
  • FM Query
  • TV Query
  • Mailing Addresses for AM, FM, TV
  • CDBS Public Access Search
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  • Search CDBS Using an Application ID Number
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  • CDBS System Status
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  • Radio stations authorized to transmit IBOC digital signals: [ AM | FM ].

  •       IBOC Digital Radio page 
  • AM Travellers' Information Stations
  • Conversions -- Requires Javascript.
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  • Most Requested Information

     
  • The Public and Broadcasting provides a brief, non-technical overview of the FCC's regulation of radio and television, including Public Inspection File requirements. Revised July 2008.
     
  • How to Apply for a Broadcast Station. General information about the process.
  • FM Allotment Finder can assist in determining whether a commercial FM station allotment is possible for your area.

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  • Filing documents at the FCC, from the Office of the Secretary, FCC

     

  • Low Power AM and FM Broadcast Radio Stations. Licensed and Unlicensed operation.
  • Low Power FM Radio Service (station licensing required)

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  • AM and FM Lists of Community of License Minor Change Applications filed pursuant to the streamlined procedures adopted by the Commission in Revision of Procedures Governing Amendments to FM Table of Allotments and Changes of Community of License in the Radio Broadcast Services, Report and Order (R&O), MB Docket 05-210, FCC 06-163, released November 29, 2006. [ PDF | Word ].

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  • Localism in broadcasting (Localism Task Force)
     
  • Broadcast Station Self-Inspection Checklists for AM, FM, LPFM, and TV

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  • Broadcast Station Totals (1990 to Present). Numbers of AM, FM, TV, and translator stations.

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  • Engineering and Legal documents pertaining to radio, of historical and topical interest, as collected by the Audio Division. A Subject List is available to show the various subject areas. Updated as needed.

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  • FCC Word / Number Search. Use the Word / Number Search to help locate Public Notices referencing an application by entering the right-hand part of the application file number, (e.g., 20010612ACX), or Dockets by entering the Docket number (e.g. 98-93)

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  • MB Tower Siting Information Guide was created at the request of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation regarding the inclusion of broadcast facilities in the March 16, 2001 nationwide Programmatic Agreement on Collocation of communications antennae. It is also intended to help State Historic Preservation Officers as well as Tribal Historic Preservation Officers understand broadcast facilities.

  • Nationwide Programmatic Agreement: A Learning Interactive Unit for the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)

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  • Obscenity, Indecency, and Profanity is handled by the Enforcement Bureau. On-line complaint form ].

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  • Radio Broadcast Renewal Applications -- All radio broadcast station licenses will expire between 2011 and 2014.  Licensees will need to file a renewal application for the next license term.  This page provides information about the radio broadcast license renewal process.

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  • AM and FM Radio Rules in Part 73 of Title 47 may be retrieved by rule section number. FM Translator and Booster Rules in Part 74 may also be retrieved in this manner. You may also Search for any Rule in Title 47 (47 CFR -------) by the rule section number.
     
  • Religious Broadcasting -- The FCC will not prohibit religious organizations' ownership of broadcast stations. A petition (RM-2493, erroneously attributed to Madalyn Murray O'Hare ) which had requested that the FCC make changes was denied in 1975 (54 FCC 2d 941). Excerpts from that proceeding are located here.

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  • Subcarriers / SCA (Subsidiary Communications Authority) Additional audio or data channels transmitted along with the main station signal.
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  • Special Temporary Authority for licensed broadcast radio stations.
  • Major Subject Areas for the Audio Division

  • AM page
  • FM page
  • LPFM information
  • Resource materials
  • Broadcast Information from Outside the Audio Division

    Quick EDOCS / ECFS Search

    If you know the FCC reference number for a particular Commission item released in 2000 or later, e.g. FCC 00-29, DA 02-222, you can use this quick search by selecting the appropriate type under "EDOCS" and specifying the output type. Docket and rulemaking numbers (e.g., Docket 99-25) released since approximately 1990 can be searched by selecting the appropriate type under ECFS (no document type needed). Not all documents may be available using this limited search.
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    Pending rulemaking proceedings (PRM) in the Media Bureau. Rulemaking proceedings that have not been assigned a document number, and that were filed in 2002 or later, may be retrieved here. This search retrieves all such pending rulemaking proceedings in a given year, and may contain staff decisions about such rulemaking proposals.


    Media Bureau PRM Search

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    For FM or TV allotment rulemaking requests, you can use the FM Query or the TV Query to locate the name of the proponent, then search for that name in the PRM output using the Find or Search-In-Page function of your browser. Note that different items pertaining to the same proposal may be listed under different years.


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    FM Allotment / Docket Orders ]  [ Published Audio Division Documents ]

    July 9, 2014

  • Commission Identifies Tentative Selectees in 79 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications Filed in the LPFM Window; Announces a 30-Day Petition to Deny Period and a 90 Day Period to File Voluntary Time Share Proposals and Major Change Amendments, Public Notice, FCC 14-96, released July 9, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (LPFM MX Group Point Totals): [ PDF | Word ]. Attachm,ent B (Second Adjacent Channel Waiver Requests): [ PDF | Word ].
  • June 27, 2014

  • Report on Ownership of Commercial Broadcast Stations [Dockets 14-50, 09-182, 07-204], Report, MB Docket 14-50, DA 14-924, released June 20, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. 2014 Quadrennial Regulatory Review (Docket 14-50), 2010 Quadrennial Regulatory Review (Docket 09-182), and Diversification of Ownership (Docket 07-294).
  • June 24, 2014

  • Environmental Compliance and Historic Preservation Review Workshop / Positive Train Control Infrastructure, released June 24, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. View the archived webcast.
  • June 13, 2014

  • FCC Open Meeting Presentation on LPFM, released June 13, 2014. [ PDF ]. PowerPoint slides used in the presentation.
  • June 2, 2014

  • Radio License Expirations, Public Notice, DA 17-754, released June 2, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. New York, New Jersey.
  • May 22, 2014

  • Closed Auction of AM Broadcast Construction Permits Closes: Winning Bidders Announced for Auction 84, Public Notice, DA 14-678, released May 20, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (Winning Bids): [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B (Bidder Payment/Refund): [ PDF | Word ]. Down payments due 06/04/2014, final payments due 06/18/2014, FCC Form 301 due 07/21/2014.
  • May 16, 2014

  • 14 applications for new LPFM Stations Dismissed, Letter, DA 16-670, released May 16, 2014. [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 30, 2014

  • FM Translator Auction 83 Mutually Exclusive Applications Subject to Auction; Media Bureau Announces Immediate Opening of Settlement Period; Settlement Agreements and Primary Station Specifications Due by June 30, 2014, Public Notice, DA 14-581, released April 30, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (Applications subject to auction): [ PDF | Excel ]. Attachment B (NCE or Commercial status selection): [ PDF | Word | Excel ].
  • April 23, 2014

  • Closed Auction of AM Broadcast Construction Permits: 17 Bidders Qualified to Participate in Auction 84, Public Notice, AU Docket 13-268 , DA 14-530, released April 23, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (Qualified Bidders): [ PDF | Text ]. Attachment B (Qualified Bidders sorted by applicant): [ PDF | Text ]. Attachment C (Applicants Not Qualified to Bid): [ PDF | Text ].
  • March 31, 2014

  • Radio License Expirations, Public Notice, DA 14-431, released March 31, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts.
  • March 25, 2014

  • Closed Auction of AM Broadcast Construction Permits; Status of Short Form Applications to Participate in Auction 84, Public Notice, AU Docket 13-268, DA 14-399, released March 25, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (Complete Applications): [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B (Incomplete Applications): [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 20, 2014

  • Office of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Releases Results of Broadcast Ownership Diversity Research, News Release, released March 20, 2014. [ PDF | Word ].
  • February 21, 2014

  • Notice of Effective Date of AM Tower Rules Requiring OMB Approval, Public Notice, MM Docket 93-177, DA 14-228, released February 21, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Effective date was 02/20/2014.
  • February 18, 2014

  • FCC Commences 2014 EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 14-206, released February 18, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. List attached of AM, FM, and TV stations to whom EEO inquiry letters were sent.
  • January 30, 2014

  • Radio License Expirations, Public Notice, DA 14-100, released January 30, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. No renewal application filed for the 12 listed stations in Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Marianas Islands, Oregon, and Washington.
  • January 27, 2014

  • Closed Auction of AM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for May 6, 2014, Public Notice, AU Docket 13-268, DA 14-63, released January 27, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (applications and groups): [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. Notice and filing requirements, minimum opening bids, upfront payments, and other procedures for Auction 84.
  • December 16, 2013

  • Media Bureau Identifies Mutually Exclusive Applications Filed in LPFM Window and Announces 60 Day Settlement Period; CDBS Is Now Accepting Form 318 Amendments , Public Notice, DA 13-2397, released December 16, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel | Text ].
  • December 16, 2013

  • Media Bureau Identifies Mutually Exclusive Applications Filed in the LPFM Window and Announces 60 Day Settlement Period; CDBS is Now Accepting Form 318 Amendments, Public Notice, DA 13-2397, released December 16, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • December 3, 2013

  • Media Bureau Provides Further Guidance on the Processing of Form 318 Applications Filed in the LPFM Window, Public Notice, DA 13-2308, released December 3, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 29, 2013

  • Radio License Expirations [California], Public Notice, DA 13-2294, released November 29, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 27, 2013

  • Media Bureau Announces Threshold Qualifications Window for for Tribal Allotment at Peach Springs, AZ, Public Notice, DA 13-2282, released November 27, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. 12/27/2013 deadline established for FCC Form 301 filings and Theshold Qualifications Showings.
  • November 22, 2013

  • Media Bureau Announces Threshold Qualifications Window for Tribal Allotment at Crownpoint, New Mexico, Public Notice, DA 13-2242, released November 22, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. 12/23/2013 deadline established for FCC Form 301s and Threshold Qualifications Showings.
  • November 20, 2013

  • Media Bureau Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of Revitalization of the AM Radio Service Published in the Federal Register Today, Public Notice, released November 20, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments in response to the NPRM in MB Docket 13-249 are due 1/21/2014, reply comments due 2/18/2014.
  • November 18, 2013

  • Closed Auction of AM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for May 6, 2014; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 84, Public Notice, AU Docket 13-268, DA 13-2168, released November 18, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. Comments due 12/06/2013, reply comments due 12/20/2013.
  • November 14, 2013

  • Commission Policies and Procedures Under Section 310(B)(4) of the Communications Act, Foreign Investment in Broadcast Licensees, Declaratory Ruling, MB Docket 13-50, FCC 13-150, released November 14, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Wheeler: [ PDF | Word ]. Clyburn: [ PDF | Word ]. Rosenworcel: [ PDF | Word ]. Pai: [ PDF | Word ]. o'Reilly: [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 14, 2013

  • Media Bureau Extends Low Power FM Filing Window [to 3 PM EST, Nov. 15], Public Notice, DA 13-2188, released November 15, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 31, 2013

  • Revitalization of the AM Radio Service, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), MB Docket 13-249 , FCC 13-139, released October 31, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Clyburn: [ PDF | Word ]. Pai: [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 18, 2013

  • Media Bureau Provides Guidance to Potential LPFM Applicants About Data Fields Containing FM Translator Input Signal Station Data, Public Notice, DA 13-2030, released October 18, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 18, 2013

  • Media Bureau Extends Low Power FM Filing Window, Second LPFM Webinar Rescheduled for October 24, 2013, Public Notice, DA 13-2029, released October 18, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. LPFM filing window is currently open, window close date extended from 10/29/2013 to 11/14/2013.
  • October 18, 2013

  • Revised Filing Deadlines Following Resumption of Normal Commission Operations, Public Notice, DA 13-2025, released October 18, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • September 30, 2013

  • Radio License Expirations, Public Notice, DA 13-2006, released September 30, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. List of radio stations that failed to file license renewal applications by 6/1/2013, and whose licenses expired 10/1/2013.
  • October 17, 2013

  • Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Amendment of Service and Eligibility Rules for FM Broadcast Translator Stations, MM Docket 99-25, FCC 13-134, released October 17, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Granted in part and denied in part a petition for reconsideration of the Sixth R&O, four other petitions for reconsideration were denied.
  • September 20, 2013

  • Remarks of Commissioner Ajit Pai as prepared for delivery at the Radio Show Luncheon, Speech, released September 20, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • September 19, 2013

  • FCC Announces October 3 Webinar on Low Power FM Radio, News Release, released September 19, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • September 12, 2013

  • Media Bureau Announces FM Translator Auction 83 Filing Window and Filing Procedures; October 9, 2013 Deadline Set for Form 349 Applications for Certain Non-Mutually Exclusive Tech Box Proposals, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-03-83-F, DA 13-1871, released September 9, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Singleton Tech Box proposals subject to October 9, 2013 deadline: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • August 16, 2013

  • An Inquiry Into the Commission's Policies and Rules Regarding AM Radio Service Directional Antenna Performance Verification, Third Report and Order and Second Order on Reconsideration, MM Docket 93-177 , FCC 13-115, released August 16, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • August 8, 2013

  • FCC Announces Webinars on Low Power FM Radio, News Release, released August 8, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Tuesfay, August 20, 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Second webinar to be held in early October, date to be announced.
  • June 17, 2013

  • Media Bureau Announces Availability of the Revised FCC Form 318 and the Filing Procedures for the October 15 - October 29, 2013 Low Power FM Filing Window , Public Notice, DA 13-1385, released June 17, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • June 7, 2013

  • BVM Helping Hands, re NCE minor modification for WSFI (FM), Antioch, IL , Letter, DA 13-1333, released June 7, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Denied the informal objection.
  • May 21, 2013

  • Media Bureau Announces Procedures for Obtaining Commission Approval for NCE Station Fundraising to Aid Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts, Public Notice, DA 11-1172, released May 21, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • May 21, 2013

  • FM Translator Auction 83 Mutually Exclusive Applications Subject to Auction; Media Bureau Announces Opening of Settlement Period; Settlement Agreements and Primary Station Specification Amendments Due by July 22, 2013, DA 13-1170, released May 21, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (MX applications): [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. Attachment B (Applicants NCE or commercial): [ PDF | Word ].
  • May 20, 2013

  • Media Bureau Dismisses FM Translator Form 349 'Tech Box' Proposals with Defective Preclusion Showings, Public Notice, DA 13-1160, released May 20, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Appendix A: [ PDF | Word ].
  • May 14, 2013

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Closes: Willing Bidders Announced for Auction 94, Public Notice, DA 13-1080, released May 14, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (Winning Bids): [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B (Bidder Payment/Refund): [ PDF ]. Attachment C (Default Payment): [ PDF ]. Down payments due 05/29/2013; final payments due 06/12/2013; FCC long form filing window opens 06/24/2013 and ends 07/24/2013.
  • April 11, 2013

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits, 85 Bidders Qualified to Participate in Auction No. 94, Public Notice, AU Docket 12-239, DA 13-623, released April 11, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (Qualified Bidders): [ PDF | Word | Text ]. Attachment B (Qualified Bidders): [ PDF | Word | Text ]. Attachment C (Not Qualified): [ PDF | Word | Text ].
  • April 8, 2013

  • Opening remarks of Commissioner Ajit Pai at the NAB Show's AM Band Revitalization Panel, Speech, released April 8, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 2, 2013

  • Media Bureau Announces April 8 - April 17 Filing Window to Permit Amendment of Auction 83 Noncommercial Educational FM Translator Applications, Public Notice, DA 13-587, released April 2, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word | Text ].
  • April 2, 2013

  • Bond Broadcasting, Inc. and East Kentucky Broadcasting Corp., re request for declaratory ruling re Auction No. 83 procedures, Letter, DA 13-588, released April 2, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Request denied.
  • March 18, 2013

  • Media Bureau Provides Additional Guidance on Preclusion Showing Filing Requirements for Auction 83 FM Translator Applicants, DA 13-454, released March 18, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 14, 2013

  • Media Bureau Announces April 1 - April 19 Filing Window for FM Translator Auction 83 Preclusion Showings, Public Notice, DA 13-427, released March 14, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B explanation: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B list: [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. Filing deadline applies to all Tech Box proposals within spectrum limited market grids; minor technical amendments permitted. The 639 Tech Box proposal to which this notice pertains are listed in Attachment A.
  • March 8, 2013

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits; Status of Short Form Applications to Participate in Auction 94, Public Notice, AU Docket 12-239, DA 13-340, released March 8, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (Complete Applications): [ PDF | Word | Text ]. Attachment B (Incomplete Applications): [ PDF | Word | Text ]. Information and reminders relating to the auction.
  • February 26, 2013

  • Media Bureau Announces FM Translator Auction 83 Filing Window and Filing Procedures, Public Notice, Report No AUC-03-83-D, DA 13-283, released February 26, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (Singletons): [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. Attachment B (LPFM Preclusion Studies): [ PDF | Word | Text ]. March 28, 2013 deadline set for Form 349 applications for non-mutually exclusive Tech Box proposals outside spectrum-limited markets (see Attachment A).
  • February 15, 2013

  • Media Bureau Dismisses FM Translator Form 349 'Tech Box' Proposals with Defective Caps Showings, Public Notice, DA 13-229, released February 15, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Appendix A: [ PDF | Word ].
  • February 5, 2013

  • Media Bureau Dismisses FM Translator Form 349 'Tech Box' Proposals and Releases Applicant Selection Lists and Cap Showings Filings, Public Notice, DA 13-152, released February 5, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Approximately 3,000 FM translator Auction 83 applications were dismissed on 02/05/2013.
  • January 15, 2013

  • Media Bureau Announces Comment and Reply Deadlines for the Notice of Proposed Rulemakings Regarding the Collection of Broadcast Station Ownership Data , Public Notice, MB Docket 07-294, DA 13-56, released January 15, 2013. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 02/14/2013, reply comments due 03/01/2013.
  • January 9, 2013

  • Media Bureau Offers Examples to Clarify Auction 83 FM Translator Application Selections and Cap Showings Requirements, DA 13-18, released January 9, 2013. [ PDF | Word ].
  • December 21, 2012

  • Media Bureau Announces January 10 - January 25 Filing Window for Auction 83 FM Translator Application Selections and Caps Showings, Public Notice, DA 12-2073, released December 21, 2012. [ PDF | Word ].
  • December 10, 2012

  • Media Bureau Releases Updated Low Power FM Spectrum Availability Data, Public Notice, DA 12-1987, released December 10, 2012. [ PDF | Word ].
  • December 4, 2012

  • Creation of a Low Power Service [Docket 99-25]; Amendment of Service and Eligibility Rules for FM Broadcast Translator Stations [Docket 07-172], Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Sixth Report and Order, MM Docket 99-25 and MB Docket 07-172 FCC 12-144, released December 4, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Genachowski: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. Clyburn: [ PDF | Word ]. Rosenworcel: [ PDF | Word ]. Ajit Pai: [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 30, 2012

  • FCC Expands Media Diversity by Empowering Community Groups to Launch and Operate Low Power Local Radio Stations, News Release, released November 30, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Genachowski: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. Clyburn: [ PDF | Word ]. Rosenworcel: [ PDF | Word ]. Ajit Pai: [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 21, 2012

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Rescheduled for April 23, 2013; Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments, and Other Procedures for Auction 94, Public Notice, AU Docket 12-239 , DA 12-1865, released November 21, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • November 21, 2012

  • Auction 94 Freeze Announced for FM Minor Change Applications, Public Notice, DA 12-1866, released November 21, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Freeze on acceptance of FM minor change commercial and noncommercial educational applications, 1/28/2013 to 2/6/2013.
  • November 6, 2012

  • Media Bureau Announces Procedures for Obtaining Commission Approval for NCE Station Fundraising to Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts, Public Notice, DA 12-1782, released November 6, 2012. [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 12, 2012

  • Policies to Promote Rural Radio Service and to Streamline Allotment and Assignment Procedures, Second Order on Reconsideration, MB Docket 09-52, FCC 12-127, released October 12, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Clarifications, petitions for reconsideration were dismissed.
  • September 11, 2012

  • Auction 94 Freeze Announced for Certain FM Applications and Rulemaking Filings, Public Notice, DA 12-1451, released September 11, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Freeze applies to any application or rulemaking proposal that requires a change to (or fails to protect) any of the allotments scheculed for auction in Auction 94.
  • September 11, 2012

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for March 26, 2013; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 94, Public Notice, AU Docket 12-239, DA 12-1411, released September 11, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A, Construction permits to be auctioned: [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. Comments due 10/10/2012, reply comments due 10/24/2012.
  • July 6, 2012

  • Media Bureau Expands CDBS Features To Permit The Electronic Filing of Pleadings, Public Notice, DA 12-1083, released July 6, 2012. [ PDF | Word ].
  • May 11, 2012

  • FCC Announces Details for May 16, 2012, Low Power FM and FM Translator Public Forum, News Release, released May 11, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST, May 16. [ View the May 16, 2012 presentation ].
  • April 30, 2012

  • Media Bureau Announces Release of Low Power Spectrum Availability Program and Data Files, Public Notice, DA 12-678, released April 30, 2012. [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 27, 2012

  • Noncommercial Educational Station Fundraising for Third-Party Non-Profit Organizations, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), FCC 12-43, released April 27, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 30 days after Federal Register publication, and reply comments due 60 days after Federal Register publication.
  • April 12, 2012

  • Media Bureau Announces Release of Updated Low Power Channel Finder Tool, Public Notice, DA 12-582, released April 12, 2012. [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 19, 2012

  • Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Fifth Report and Order, Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Fourth Order on Reconsideration, MM Docket 99-25, FCC 12-28, released March 19, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Modified rules to implement certain provisions of the Local Community Radio Act of 2010, et al. News Release released March 19, 2012, [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 19, 2012

  • Creation of a Low Power Radio Service [MM Docket 99-25], Amendment of Service and Eligibility Rules forFM Broadcast Translator Stations [MB Docket 07-172], Fourth Report and Order and Third Order on Reconsideration, MM Docket 99-25 , FCC 12-29, released March 19, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Appendix A: [ PDF | Excel ]. Appendix B: [ PDF | Excel ]. Adopted processing policy for pending Auction No. 83 FM translator applications in a manner that implements Section 5 of the Local Community Radio Act.
  • March 14, 2012

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits: 109 Bidders Qualified to Participate in Auction 93, Public Notice, AU Docket 11-146 , DA 12-374, released March 14, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A - Qualified Bidders: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B - Qualified Bidders: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment C - Not Qualified: [ PDF | Word ]. Auction No. 93 scheduled to begin 03/27/2012.
  • February 9, 2012

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits, Status of Short-Form Applications to Participate in Auction 93, Public Notice, AU Docket 11-146, DA 12-148, released February 9, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Complete: [ PDF | Word | Text ]. Incomplete: [ PDF | Word | Text ]. Rejected: [ PDF | Word | Text ]. Auction is scheduled to begin 03/27/2012.
  • January 13, 2012

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Auction 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications; Final Payment Due by January 30, 2012, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-62-W, DA 12-47, released January 13, 2012. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ].
  • January 5, 2012

  • Economic Impact of Low Power FM Stations on Commercial FM Radio: Report to Congress Pursuant to Section 8 of the Local Community Radio Act of 2010, Report, MB Docket 11-83 , DA 12-2, released January 5, 2012. [ PDF | Word ].
  • December 30, 2011

  • Policies to Promote Rural Radio Service and to Streamline Allotment and Assignment Procedures, Third Report and Order, MB Docket 09-52, FCC 11-190, released December 29, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adopted new 'threshold qualifications' procedure for awarding commercial FM allotments added using Tribal Priority; expanded opportunity for Native Nations to acquire FM commercial stations for broadcast to tribal lands.
  • December 23, 2011

  • Comment Sought on Request for FM Asymmetric Sideband Operation And Associated Technical Studies (Comment Deadline Extended), Public Notice, MM Docket 99-325 , DA 11-2056, released December 23, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 01/03/2011; reply comments due 01/24/2011.
  • December 21, 2011

  • Auction of FM Construction Permits; Revised Construction Permit Number in Auction 93, Public Notice, AU Docket 11-146, DA 11-2046, released December 21, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Change to the construction permit number for one of the construction permits in Auction No. 93.
  • November 28, 2011

  • Media Bureau Announces Deadlines for Filing Comments and Reply Comments Regarding Request for FM Asymmetric Sideband Operation and Associated Technical Studies, Public Notice, DA 11-1945, MM Docket 99-325, released November 28, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 12/19/2011; reply comments due 01/03/2012.
  • November 8, 2011

  • Auction No. 93 Freeze Announced for FM Minor Change Applications, Public Notice, AU Docket 11-146, DA 11-1866, released November 8, 2011. [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 8, 2011

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for March 27, 2012; Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments, and Other Procedures for Auction 93, Public Notice, DA 11-1845, released November 8, 2011. AU Docket 11-146. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ Excel | Text ].
  • November 1, 2011

  • Comment Sought on Request for FM Asymmetric Sideband Operation and Associated Technical Studies, Public Notice, MM Docket 99-325, DA 11-1832, released November 1, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Proposal to allow voluntary asymmetric digital sideband power put out for comment.
  • October 24, 2011

  • Auction No. 93 Freeze Announced for Certain FM Applications and Rulemaking Filings, Public Notice, DA 11-1770, released October 24, 2011. AU Docket 11-146. [ PDF | Word ].
  • September 30, 2011

  • Media Bureau Announces Opening of Filing Window for 2011 Biennial Ownership Reports, Form 323, Public Notice, DA 11-1621, released September 30, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Filing window 10/01/2011 to 12/01/2011. All commercial broadcast licenses must file Form 323 during this filing period. Related information is posted at http://www.fcc.gov/guides/ownership-report-commercial-broadcast-station-form-323
  • September 15, 2011

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Auction 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Application, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-04-37-AO, DA 11-1544, released September 15, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payment due by 09/29/2011.
  • September 14, 2011

  • Applications of Existing Shareholders of Cumulus Media, Inc., Existing Shareholders of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, New Shareholders of Cumulus Media, Inc., and Volt Radio, LLC, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), DA 11-1546, released September 14, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Assignment and transfer applications granted for 228 radio stations, from Citadel Broadcasting Corp. to Cumulus Media, Inc.
  • September 13, 2011

  • Media Bureau to Permit Use of Energy Saving Transmitter Technology by AM Stations, Public Notice, DA 11-1535, released September 13, 2011. [ PDF | Word ].
  • September 12, 2011

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Station Construction Permits Scheduled for March 27, 2012; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 93, Public Notice, AU Docket 11-146, DA 11-1513, released September 12, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (allotments): [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 10/07/2011; reply comments due 10/17/2011.
  • September 9, 2011

  • FM Table of Allotments, Various Locations, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), MB Docket 11-47 , DA 11-1523, released September 9, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Proposed deletion of 20 FM allotments, that were not applied for in FM auctions. Comments due 10/31/2011, reply comments due 11/15/2011.
  • August 29, 2011

  • Comment Deadline Extended in Low Power FM - FM Translator Rulemaking, Public Notice, DA 11-1467, released August 29, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. New comment date 09/06/2011; reply comment date 09/20/2011.
  • August 2, 2011

  • FCC Continues 2011 EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 11-1330, released August 2, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Stations list: [ PDF | Word ]. Letter to stations: [ PDF | Word ].
  • August 1, 2011

  • Media Bureau Announces Comment Deadlines in Low Power FM - FM Translator Rulemaking and Release of Spectrum Availability Program, Public Notice, MM Docket 99-25, DA 11-1328, released August 1, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. NPRM Comment date: 08/29/2011; reply comment date 09/12/2011.
  • July 12, 2011

  • Creation of a Low Power Radio Service [Docket 99-25]; Amendment of Service and Eligibility Rules for FM Broadcast Translator Stations [Docket 07-172], Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MM Docket 99-25 and MB Docket 07-172, FCC 11-105, released July 12, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Appendix A: [ PDF | Excel ]. Genachowski: [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. Clyburn: [ PDF | Word ]. Seeks comment on how to process Auction 83 translator applications in a way that most faithfully implements Section 5 of the Local Community Radio Act. News Release:PDF | Word ].


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