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November 10, 2014

  • Media Bureau Prepares to Grant Auction 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Application; Final Payment Due By November 25, 2014, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-62-X, DA 14-1618, released November 10, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. BNPH-20060208AJG, Mertzon, TX.
  • October 20, 2014

  • Media Bureau Extends the Filing Date for Time-Shares Submitted in Response to the July 9, 2014 Public Notice Identifying Tentative Selectees in 79 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications, Public Notice, DA 14-1513, released October 20, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. 6 PM on October 8 established as the last date/time by which certain time share proposals would be accepted.
  • October 14, 2014

  • Workshop on Tower Climber Safety and Injury Protection, 10/14/2014.  Clyburn: [ PDF |Word ].
  • October 2, 2014

  • FCC and DOL Announce Agenda for Workshop on Tower Climber Safety and Injury Prevention, Public Notice, DA 14-1425, released October 2, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Workshop on October 14, 2014 will be webcast at http://www.fcc.gov/live
  • October 2, 2014

  • FCC and DOL Announce Agenda for Workshop on Tower Climber Safety and Injury Prevention, Public Notice, released October 2, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Workshop on October 14, 2014 will be webcast at http://www.fcc.gov/live
  • September 5, 2014

  • Commission Identifies Tentative Selectees In 111 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications Filed in the LPFM Window; Announces a 30-Day Petition to Deny Period and a 90-Day Period to Flie Voluntary Share-Time Proposals and Major Change Amendments , Public Notice, FCC 14-132, released September 5, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (LPFM MX Groups): [ PDF | Excel ]. Attachment B (Second Adjacent Waiver Requests): [ PDF | Excel ].
  • August 14, 2014

  • California Beach University, Long Beach Foundation, re minor change construction permit application for KKJZ (FM), Long Beach, CA, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 14-122, released August 14, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Application for review denied, Commission upholds Media Bureau denial of request to use Longley Rice methodology for noncommercial educational FM interference analysis.
  • August 7, 2014

  • Media Bureau Announces Freeze for FM Minor Change Applications and Certain Rulemaking Filings, Public Notice, DA 14-1143, released August 7, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Freeze affects proposals that impact any of the three allotments in theh the August 8 - September 8, 2014 filing window for noncommercial educational applications.
  • August 7, 2014

  • Media Bureau Announces Filing Window for Vacant FM Allotments Reserved for Noncommercial Educational Use; Notice and Filing Procedures for August 8 - September 8, 2014, NCE Reserved FM Allotment Filing Window, Public Notice, DA 14-1144, released August 7, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (Allotments): [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. Three allotments in Iowa, Illinois, and Texas.
  • August 5, 2014

  • Edward A. Schober, re two applications for new FM translator stations at Denton, MD, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 14-111, released August 5, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Applications for review dismissed in part and denied in part.
  • July 29, 2014

  • Pandora Radio LLC Seeks Foreign Ownership Ruling Pursuant to Section 310(b)4) of the Communications Act of 1937, As Amended; Pleading Cycle Established, Public Notice, MB Docket 14-109, DA 14-1019, released July 29, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 08/28/2014, reply comments due 9/29/2014.
  • July 15, 2014

  • Comparative Consideration of Five Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New Noncommercial Educational Reserved Band FM Translator Stations [FM Translator MX Group Nos. 004, 018,024, 028, and 038], Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 14-102, released July 15, 2014. [ PDF | Word ]. Appendix - FM Translator Groups: [ Excel | Text ].
  • 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 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.
  • 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 and MM Docket 07-172, 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.
  • font color='gray'>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 ].
  • May 23, 2011

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permis Closes; Winning Bidders Announced for Auction No. 91, Public Notice, DA 11-891, released May 24, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (Winning bids): [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B (Bidder payment/refund): [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment C (Multi-Auction Withdrawal/Payment): [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment D (default payment): [ PDF | Word ]. Down payments due 06/07/2011; final payments due 06/21/2011; FCC Form 301 due 06/30/2011.
  • May 10, 2011

  • Media Bureau Seeks Comment on the Economic Impact of Low-Power FM Stations on Full Service FM Commercial Stations, Public Notice, MB Docket 11-83 , DA 11-756, released May 10, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 6/24/2011; reply comments due 7/25/2011.
  • May 3, 2011

  • Impact of Arbitron Audience Ratings Measurements on Radio Broadcasters, Order, MB Docket 08-187, FCC 11-70, released May 3, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Emergency petition withdrawn; Commission terminated the inquiry in this proceeding.
  • May 3, 2011

  • Comparative Consideration of 37 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New ofr Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations Filed in the February 2010 and October 2007 Filing Windows, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 11-67, released May 9, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. NCE Reserved FM Allotments/NCE Groups: [ PDF | Excel ]. NCE Reserved Allotment Group Numbers 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34. NCE MX Group Numbers 328, 389, 393, 394, and 417.
  • April 26, 2011

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications: Final Payments Due by May 11, 2011, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06062-U , released April 27, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 14, 2011

  • Citadel Broadcasting Corporation and Cumulus Media, Inc. Seek Approval to Transfer Control Of and Assign FCC Authorizations and Licenses; Pleading Cycle Established, Public Notice, MB Docket 11-66, DA 11-681, released April 14, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Appendix: [ PDF | Word ]. Petitions to Deny due 5/13/2011; Oppositions due 05/23/2011; Reply date 05/31/2011.
  • April 13, 2011

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits; 117 Bidders Qualified to Participate in Auction 91, Public Notice, AU Docket 10-183 , DA 11-634, released April 14, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Qualified bidders (sorted by applicant): [ PDF | Word ]. Qualified bidders (sorted by applicant): [ PDF | Word ]. Non-qualified bidders: [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 31, 2011

  • FCC Commences 2011 EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 11-571, released March 31, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Letter: [ PDF | Word ]. Sent to: [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 16, 2011

  • Media Bureau Announces Second Further Notice of Proposed Rile Making in the Matter of Policies to Promote Rural Radio Service and to Streamline Allotment and Assignment Procedures Published in Federal Register March 16, 2011, Public Notice, MB Docket 09-52, DA 11-506, released March 16, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments are due 04/15/2011; reply comments due 05/16/2011.
  • March 16, 2011

  • Media Bureau Announces Procedures for Obtaining Commission Approval for NCE Station Fundraising to Aid Japanese Relief Efforts, News Release, released March 16, 2011. [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 14, 2011

  • Media Bureau Announces Revisions to License Renewal Procedures and Form 303-S; Radio License Renewal Cycle to Commence on May 2, 2011, Public Notice, DA 11-489, released March 14, 2011. [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 10, 2011

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits: Status of Short Form Applications to Participate in Auction 91, AU Docket 10-183, DA 11-435, released March 10, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Complete: [ PDF | Word ]. Incomplete: [ PDF | Word ]. Rejected: [ PDF | Word ]. Status of 161 short form applications for Auction No. 91.
  • March 3, 2011

  • Policies to Promote Rural Radio Service and to Streamline Allotment and Assignment Procedures, Second R&O; First Order on Reconsideration; and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking , MB Docket 09-52, FCC 11-28, released March 3, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Genachowski: [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. Clyburn: [ PDF | Word ]. Baker: [ PDF | Word ].
  • February 23, 2011

  • Media Bureau Announces Availability of 2009 Biennial Ownership Data Set for Commercial Broadcast Licensees, Public Notice, MB Docket 07-294, DA 11-334, released February 23, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Dataset is available through http://www.fcc.gov/mb/databases/cdbs/.
  • January 26, 2011

  • Comparative Consideration of 18 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 11-9, released January 26, 2011. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ]. MX Group Numbers 7, 25, 44, 169, 175, 197, 207, 217, 246, 314A, 314C, 382, 506, 516, 522, 529B, 537B, 538, and 9901XP. 30 day period for filing petitions to deny was initiated.
  • January 5, 2011

  • Statement of Commissioner Michael J. Copps Lauding the Signing of the Local Community Radio Act, News Release, released January 5, 2011. [ PDF | Word ].
  • December 3, 2010

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Rescheduled for April 27, 2011; Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments, and Other Procedures for Auction 91, Public Notice, AU Docket 10-183, DA 10-2253, released December 3, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Short form applications accepted 1/31/2011 to 2/10/2011 (before 6 pm).
  • December 3, 2010

  • Auction No. 91 Freezes Announced for FM Minor Change Applications and Certain Rulemaking Filings, Public Notice, AU Docket 10-183, DA 10-2286, released December 3, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Filing window period to open 01/31/2011 to 2/10/2011 for 144 non-reserved band (commercial) FM allotments. Filing freezes announced in this public notice are effective 12/03/2010. Auction No. 91 rescheduled to begin 04/27/2010.
  • October 28, 2010

  • Threshold Fair Distribution Analysis of 9 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations Filed in the October 2007 Window, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), DA 10-2072, released October 28, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Tentative selectees in MX Group numbers 174, 311B, 391, 397, 432, 517A, 528, 529A, and 542. Any petitions to deny due 30 days after October 28.
  • October 13, 2010

  • Proposed changes to Form 303-S, Renewal of Radio Broadcast Station License. A summary of proposed form changes to the Form 303-S has been published in the October 13, 2010 Federal Register. Among other things, the revised form includes a new question that requires licensees to certify that, during the preceding license term, the station has not been silent (or operating for less than its prescribed minimum operating hours) for any period of more than 30 days. Section III, Item 7 (previously Item 6), has also been revised to eliminate the requirement that certain full-power AM and FM licensees submit an exhibit to demonstrate compliance with the Commission's maximum permissible radio frequency ('RF') electromagnetic exposure limits, so that the question is now consistent with the requirements for licensees of broadcast television stations, translator stations, and low-power FM stations. Comments on the proposed form changes are due December 13, 2010 .
  • September 21, 2010

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for March 29, 2011; Comments Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 91, Public Notice, AU Docket 10-103, DA 10-1711, released September 21, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ]. Comments due 10/13/2010; reply comments due 10/27/2010.
  • September 13, 2010

  • NCE FM New Station and Major Change Applications Dismissed for Failure to Timely File, Public Notice, DA 10-1724, released September 13, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. 58 NCE applications dismissed.
  • September 3, 2010

  • Comparative Consideration of 24 Groups on Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations Filed in the October 2007 Window, Public Notice, FCC 10-157, released September 3, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Appendix - Noncommercial Educational Groups: [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. Mutually exclusive groups 366, 502, 505, 508, 509B, 511A, 512, 513, 515, 517B, 518, 524, 526, 527, 532, 534, 536A, 536B, 541, 543, 544, 545, 546B, and 546C.
  • August 19, 2010

  • FCC Continues 2010 EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 10-1550, released August 19, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Letter: [ PDF | Word ]. Radio station List: [ PDF | Word ]. EEO information for the listed stations due 09/27/2010.
  • August 6, 2010

  • Media Bureau and Public Safety and Homeland and Security Bureau Encourage Television and Radio Stations to Enroll in the FCC's Disaster Information Reporting System This Hurricane Season, Public Notice, DA 10-1459, released August 6, 2010. [ PDF | Word ].
  • August 3, 2010

  • Compararive Consideration of 26 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations Filed in the October 2007 Filing Window, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 10-142, released August 3, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Appendix: [ PDF | Excel ]. NCE MX Group numbers 399, 401, 403, 406, 408, 409, 410, 412, 413, 414, 416, 417, 418, 421, 423, 426, 428, 420, 431, 437, 440, 441, 443, 444A, 445, and 447.
  • July 8, 2010

  • Closed Auction of Broadcast Construction Permits -- 25 Bidders Qualified to Participate in Auction 88, Public Notice, AU Docket 10-31, DA 10-1261, released July 9, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (Qualified bidders by Applicant): [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B (Qualified bidders by Permits): [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment C (Non-qualified bidders): [ PDF | Word ].
  • June 28, 2010

  • Comparative Consideration of 52 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations filed in the October 2007 Filing Window, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 10-118, released June 28, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Appendix: [ PDF | Word ]. NCE MX Groups 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305A, 305B, 309, 311A, 312, 314, 315, 316, 318, 320, 322, 323, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 333, 334, 336, 337A, 227B, 338, 340, 341, 342, 344, 346, 347, 350, 351, 353, 354, 359, 360, 362, 365, 371, 374, 379, 380, 381, 384, 389, 392, and 394.
  • May 17, 2010

  • 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 ].
  • May 3, 2010

  • FM Table of Allotments, Fairbanks, AK, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), MB Docket 10-81, DA 10-754, released May 3, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 06/24/2010, reply comments due 07/09/2010.
  • April 26, 2010

  • Comparative Consideration of 32 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations filed in the October 2007 Filing Window, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 10-69, released April 26, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. NCE MX Groups 51, 57, 123, 172, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 184, 188, 200, 202, 203, 209, 210, 211, 218, 219, 220, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 245, 252, 253, 255, 256, 260, and 263.
  • April 20, 2010

  • FCC Announces May 6, 2010 as New Date for Development of the Consolidated Licensing System Workshop Roundtable, Public Notice, MD Docket 10-73, DA 10-665, released April 20, 2010. [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 13, 2010

  • Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2010, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), MD Docket 10-87, FCC 10-51, released April 13, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 05/04/2010, reply comments due 5/11/2010.
  • April 8, 2010

  • Media Bureau Announces Revised Form 323 Will Be Available Online on April 9, 2010, and Sets New Filing Deadline of July 8, 2010, Public Notice, MB Docket 07-294, DA 10-613, released April 9, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Revised ownership form (FCC Form 323) for commercial broadcast stations to be available online on April 9. Biennial ownership reports for commercial broadcast stations are now due by July 8, 2010.
  • April 6, 2010

  • Digital Audio Systems And Their Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service, Letter, MM Docket 99-325 , DA 10-599, released April 6, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Dismissed the application for review of Mr. Jonathan Hardis as prematurely filed.
  • April 6, 2010

  • Digital Audio Systems And Their Impact on the Tresstrial Radio Broadcast Service, Letter, MM Docket 99-325 , DA 10-600, released April 6, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Denied the petition for reconsideration of Mr. Alan Jurison as prematurely filed.
  • March 31, 2010

  • FCC Announces Second Future of Media Workshop On: 'Public and Other Noncommercial Media in the Digital Era', News Release, GN Docket 10-25, released March 31, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Workshop to be held 04/30/2010.
  • March 31, 2010

  • Reserved Band FM Translator Applications Dismissed, Public Notice, DA 10-578, released March 31, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. Dismissed applications listed in Attachment A.
  • March 31, 2010

  • Closed Auction of Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for July 20, 2010; Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments, and Other Procedures for Auction 88, Public Notice, AU Docket 10-31 , DA 10-524, released March 31, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. Attachment B: [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. Attachment C: [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. Auction No. 88 information.
  • March 5, 2010

  • Media Bureau Announces First Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of Policies to Promote Rural Radio Service and to Streamline Allotment and Assignment Procedures Published in Federal Register March 4, 2010, Public Notice, MB Docket 09-52, DA 10-387, released March 5, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Federal Register publication of the First R&O released 02/03/2010 (FCC 10-24). Further NPRM comment date: 05/03/2010; reply comment date: 06/02/2010.
  • March 1, 2010

  • Closed Auction of Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for July 20, 2010; REMINDER: Auction 88 Applicants Must Provide FCC Registration Numbers by March 12, 2010, Public Notice, DA 10-309, released March 1, 2010. [ PDF | Word ].
  • February 16, 2010

  • Comparative Consideration of 59 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations Filed in the October 2007 Filing Window, FCC 10-29, released February 16, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Appendix: [ PDF | Word ]. Results of point system analysis identifying tentative selectees for noncommercial educational FM stations. NCE MX Group Numbers 6, 10, 11, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 38, 44, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 63, 70, 73, 74, 81, 82, 83, 87, 90, 92, 93, 94, 97, 99, 102, 103, 104, 105, 110, 113, 114, 116, 118, 120, 129, 130, 135, 138, 147, 149, 151, 153, 155, 158, and 159.
  • February 4, 2010

  • Closed Auction of Construction Permits Scheduled for July 20, 2010; Auction 88 Applicants Must Provide Supplemental Information by March 12, 2010; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 88, Public Notice, AU Docket 10-31, DA 10-125, released February 4, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. Comments due 02/25/2010; reply comments due 03/11/2010. Closed auction for certain AM, FM, and FM translator construction permits.
  • February 3, 2010

  • Policies to Promote Rural Radio Service and to Streamline Allotment and Assignment Procedures, First Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking , MB Docket 09-52, FCC 10-24, released February 3, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. Clyburn: [ PDF | Word ]. News Release, released 02/03/2010: [ PDF | Word ].
  • January 29, 2010

  • Digital Broadcasting Audio Systems and Their Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service, Order, MM Docket 99-325, DA 10-208, released January 29, 2010. [ PDF | Word ]. Digital power increase for FM stations approved. FM station operating in excess of the station's authorized class may use the FM Super-Powered maximum Digital ERP Calculator. Other FM stations, see this Order for the calculation procedure. News Release summary, [ PDF | Word ], released January 29, 2010. Procedure for filing STA Requests for Increased Digital FM Power.
  • January 13, 2010

  • Media Bureau Announces Procedures for Obtaining FCC Approval for NCE Fundraising to Aid Haiti Relief Efforts, News Release, released January 13, 2010. [ PDF | Word ].
  • December 15, 2009

  • Threshold Fair Distribution Analysis of 22 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations Filed in October 2007 Window, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), DA 09-2596, released December 15, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. MX Group Numbers 14, 71, 157, 214, 262, 331, 339, 367A, 367B, 387, 388, 405, 407, 422, 425, 434, 436, 509, 520, 523, 531, and 546A.
  • December 4, 2009

  • Media Bureau Announces Online Availability of Revised Biennial Form 323, An Instructional Workshop on the Revised Form, and the Possibility of Obtaining a Special Use FRN for the Form, Public Notice, DA 09-2539, released December 4, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. See also the related information and Form 323 Frequently Asked Questions.
  • November 4, 2009

  • Threshold Fair Distribution Analysis of 28 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations Filed in October 2007 Window, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), DA 09-2381, released November 4, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Covers NCE MX Groups 9, 13, 140, 143, 170, 171, 215, 247, 254, 310, 444B, 446, 501, 503, 504, 507, 510, 511B, 514, 519, 521, 529, 530, 533, 535, 537, 539, and 540.
  • October 29, 2009

  • Media Bureau Clarifies Procedures for AM Directional Antenna Performance Verification Using Moment Method Modelling, Public Notice, DA 09-2340, released October 29, 2009. [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 16, 2009

  • Media Bureau Announces Filing Window for Vacant FM Allotments Reserved for Noncommercial Educational Use, Public Notice, DA 09-2220, released October 16, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • October 16, 2009

  • Media Bureau Announces Freeze for FM Minor Change Applications and Certain Rulemaking Filings, Public Notice, DA 09-2221, released October 16, 2009. [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 13, 2009

  • Media Bureau Establishes October 27, 2009, Initial Filing Date for Acceptance of Certain Noncommercial Educational FM Minor Change Applications, Public Notice, DA 09-2214, released October 13, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. On and after October 27, 2009, NCE FM applicants do not have to show compliance with Section 73.525 with respect to those Channel 6 television stations that ceased analog operation on Channel 6 and has a new DTV channel assignment.
  • October 9, 2009

  • Supplemental AM Auction 84 Mutually Exclusive Applicants Subject to Auction: Settlement Period Announced, Public Notice, DA 09-2196, released October 9, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Joint requests for approval of settlement agreements must be filed by 12/09/2009.
  • October 6, 2009

  • Threshold Fair Distribution Analysis of 28 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified NCE FM Stations Filed in October 2007 Window, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), DA 09-2172, released October 6, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Tentative selectees in MX Groups 9, 13, 140, 143, 170, 171, 215, 247, 254, 310, 444B, 446, 501, 503, 504, 507, 510, 511B, 514, 519, 521, 529, 530, 533, 535, 537, 539, and 540. Petitions to deny any of the selectees must be filed within 30 days.
  • October 1, 2009

  • Window Opened to October 30, 2009 to Permit Amendment of Applications for Noncommercial Educational Stations in Pending, Closed Mixed Groups, Public Notice, DA 09-2148, released October 1, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ]. Attachment B: [ PDF | Excel ]. Only noncommercial educational applications listed in Attachment A may be amended to apply for a commercial station. Similarly, Word Power, Inc. may amend two applications for certain AM broadcast station mutually exclusive groups as listed in Attachment B.
  • September 25, 2009

  • AM Auction No 84, MX Group 84-39 Reconfigured Due To Settlements and Technical Resolutions; Subgroups Listed, Public Notice, DA 09-2119, released September 25, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word | Excel ].
  • September 18, 2009

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Closes; Winning Bidders Announced for Auction 79, Public Notice, DA 09-2063, released September 18, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A - Winning bids: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B - Bidder payment/Refund: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment C - Default payment: [ PDF | Word ]. Down payments due 10/02/2009; final payments due 10/19/2009; FCC Form 301 due 10/19/2009.
  • September 2, 2009

  • Payment Methods and Procedures for Fiscal Year 2009 Regulatory Fees, Public Notice, DA 09-1841, released September 2, 2009. [ PDF | Word ].
  • August 31, 2009

  • Media Bureau Announces Procedures to Assist Television and Radio Broadcast Stations in Areas Impacted by California Wildfires, Public Notice, DA 09-1981, released August 31, 2009. [ PDF | Word ].
  • August 19, 2009

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits -- 77 Bidders Qualified to Participate in Auction 79, Public Notice, AU Docket 09-21, DA 09-1818, released August 19, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A (Qualified bidders): [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B (Qualified bidders + construction permits selected): [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment C: (Non-qualified bidders): [ PDF | Word ]. Erratum, released August 21, 2009: [ PDF | Word ] and New Attachment B: [ PDF | Word ]. Auction 79 commences September 1, 2009.
  • August 12, 2009

  • FCC Continues 2009 EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 09-1790, released August 12, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Instructions letter: [ PDF | Word ]. Contains a list of radio stations subject to EEO audits.
  • August 10, 2009

  • Comment Dates Established for MusicFirst Petition Regarding the Actions of Certain Radio Broadcasters In Opposition To The Performance Rights Act, Public Notice, MB Docket 09-143, DA 09-1773, released August 10, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 09/08/2009, reply comments due 09/23/2009.
  • July 22, 2009

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits: Status of Short Form Applications to Participate in Auction 79, Public Notice, DA 09-1548, released July 22, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Completed applications: [ PDF | Word ]. Incomplete applications: [ PDF | Word ]. Rejected applications: [ PDF | Word ].
  • June 30, 2009

  • Amendment of Service and Eligibility Rules for FM Broadcast Translator Stations, Report and Order (R&O), MB Docket 07-172, FCC 09-59, released June 30, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. FM translator station rules were amended to allow AM broadcast stations to retransmit their signals over FM translators. AM Class D 'daytimer' stations may originate programming on FM translators during periods when the AM signal is off the air.
  • June 23, 2008

  • Threshold Fair Distribution Analysis of 26 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Construction Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), DA 08-1467, released June 23, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. NCE October 2007 Window MX Group Numbers 61,65,68,69, 77, 78, 79, 89, 95, 100, 101, 106, 115, 117, 131, 132, 136, 139, 141, 145, 154, 161, 162, 165, 182, and 187.
  • June 16, 2009

  • Media Bureau Announces Deadlines for Filing Comments and Reply Comments Regarding Joint Parties' Request for FM Digital Power Increase and Associated Technical Studies, Public Notice, MM Docket 99-325, DA 09-1335, released June 16, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Comment date: 07/06/2009. Reply comment date: 07/17/2009.
  • June 2, 2009

  • Media Bureau Announces Deadlines for Filing Comments and Reply Comments for Notice of Inquiry Regarding Arbitron's Portable People Meters, Public Notice, MB Docket 08-187, DA 09-1231, released June 2, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 07/01/2009, reply comments due 07/31/2009.
  • May 29, 2009

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for September 1, 2009. Reminder: Pre-Auction Seminar June 16, 2009, Public Notice, AU Docket 09-21, DA 09-1152, released May 29, 2009. [ PDF | Word ].
  • May 22, 2009

  • Comment Sought on Specific Issues Regarding Joint Parties' Request for FM Digital Power Increase and Associated Technical Studies, Public Notice, MM Docket 99-325 , DA 09-1127, released May 22, 2009. [ PDF | Word ].
  • May 18, 2009

  • Impact of Arbitron Audience Ratings on Radio Broadcasters, Notice of Inquiry, MB Docket 08-187, FCC 09-43, released May 18, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. Comments sought on Arbitron's use of its 'portable people meter', or PPM.
  • May 13, 2009

  • Media Bureau Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of Policies to Promote Rural Radio Service and to Streamline Proposed Allotment and Assignment Procedures Published in Federal Register Today [05/13/2009], Public Notice, MB Docket 09-52, DA 09-1057, released May 13, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments relating to the NPRM due by 07/13/2009; reply comments due by 08/11/2009.
  • April 20, 2009

  • Policies to Promote Rural Radio Service and to Streamline Allotment and Assignment Procedures, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), MB Docket 09-52, FCC 09-30, released April 20, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 17, 2009

  • Auction 79 Freezes Announced for FM Minor Change Applications and Certain Rulemaking Filings, DA 09-849, released April 17, 2009. [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 17, 2009

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for September 1, 2009; Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments, and Other Procedures For Auction No. 79, Public Notice, AU Docket 09-21, DA 09-810, released April 17, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel | Text ]. 122 commercial FM construction permits available, as listed in Attachment A. Short form applications (FCC Form 175) to be electronically filed June 16 to June 25, 2009.
  • April 7, 2009

  • Media Bureau Provides Guidance on Requests for Additional Time to Construct New Broadcast Stations Assigned to Eligible Entities Pursuant to Section 73.3598(a), Public Notice, DA 09-784, released April 7, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Transition period announced, through 05/2009, for eligible entities. For the transition period, an assignment application invoking Section 73.3598(a) must be filed before the expiration date of the new broadcast station's construction permit. Effective 06/01/2009, assignments must be consummated before the expiration date of the new broadcast station's construction permit in order to be eligible for an extension of time to construct.
  • April 1, 2009

  • Media Bureau Provides Guidance to NCE Stations Regarding Television Channel 6 Protection Requirements, Public Notice, DA 09-744, released April 1, 2009. [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 31, 2009

  • Threshold Fair Distribution Analysis of 21 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational Stations Filed in October 2007 Window, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), DA 09-735, released March 31, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. MX Group numbers: 75, 80, 150, 156, 192, 258, 319, 341B, 345, 349B, 363, 364, 377, 385, 390, 395, 396, 404, 438, 439, and 442. Petitions to deny any of these tentative selectees must be on file within 30 days of the release of this Order.
  • March 24, 2009

  • FCC Commences 2009 EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 09-667, released March 24, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. EEO Letter: [ PDF | Word ]. 2009 March Radio EEO Audits list: [ PDF | Word ]. 2009 March TV Audits list: [ PDF | Word ].
  • February 27, 2009

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for September 1, 2009; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 79, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-09-79-A (Auction 79), AU Docket 09-21, DA 09-422, released February 27, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 03/20/2009, reply comments due 04/01/2009.
  • February 13, 2009

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Application, Public Notice, Report No. Auc-06-62-T, DA 09-232, released February 13, 2009. [ PDF | Word ]. Final payment due 03/02/2009 for a new commercial station in Mooreland, OK.
  • December 17, 2008

  • Threshold Fair Distribution Analysis of Mutually Exclusive Applications for New or Modified NCE FM Stations, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), DA 08-2727, released December 17, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. MX Group numbers 306, 308, 321, 324, 330, 335, 343, 348, 352, 355, 358, 361, 369, 370, 372, 373, 376, 378, 386, 402, 419, 420, 424, 427, 429, and 435. Petitions to deny must be filed witnin 30 days of the date of this release.
  • December 11, 2008

  • Media Bureau Announces Comment and Reply Comment Dates for the Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the Disturbance of AM Broadcast Station Directional Patterns, Public Notice, MM Docket 93-177, DA 08-2688, released December 11, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Comment date 01/12/2009, reply date 02/09/2009 (see 12/12/2008 Erratum).
  • December 2, 2008

  • Reexamination of the Comparative Standards for Noncommercial Educational Applicants, Memorandum Opinion and Third Report and Order, MB Docket 95-31, FCC 08-219, released December 2, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 24, 2008

  • Filing Deadlines Extended -- Comment Sought on Joint Parties Request for FM Digital Power Increase and Associated Technical Studies, Public Notice, MM Docket 99-325, DA 08-2553, released November 24, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 12/5/1008, reply comments due 1/12/2009.
  • October 23, 2008

  • Comment Sought on Joint Parties Request for FM Digital Power Increase and Associated Technical Studies, Public Notice, MB Docket 99-325, DA 08-2340, released October 23, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 11/28/2008, reply comments due 01/04/09.
  • October 21, 2008

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Application , Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-62-S, DA 08-2313, released October 21, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Payment due by 11/04/2008.
  • October 9, 2008

  • Media Bureau Identifies Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications Submitted in the October 2007 Filing Window for Noncommercial Educational FM Stations, Public Notice, DA 08-2259, released October 9, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel | Text ].
  • September 26, 2008

  • An Inquiry Into the Commission's Policies and Rules Regarding AM Radio Service Directional Antenna Performance Verification, Second Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MM Docket 93-177, FCC 08-228, released September 26, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Rules adopted to permit the use of computer modelling techniques to verify AM directional antenna performance. Seeks comment on new rules regarding tower construction near AM broadcast stations.
  • August 25, 2008

  • Development of Devices Capable of Supporting Multiple Audio Entertainment Services, Notice of Inquiry, MB Docket 08-172, FCC 08-196, released August 25, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register; reply comments due 90 days after publication in the Federal Register.
  • August 21, 2008

  • Threshold Fair Distribution Analysis of 12 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations Filed in October 2007 Window, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), DA 08-1949, released August 21, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. MX Group numbers 39, 59, 66, 72, 111, 125, 126, 128, 144, 189, 191, 356. Petitions to deny must be filed within 30 days of the release of this MO&O.
  • June 30, 2008

  • Threshold Fair Distribution Analysis of 32 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), DA 08-1537, released June 30, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. MX Group Numbers 4, 5, 7, 17, 20, 21, 23, 41, 48, 64, 112, 121, 137, 198, 199, 201, 202, 204, 205, 208, 212, 223, 224, 225, 226, 228, 231, 244, 248, 250, 251, and 259.
  • July 18, 2008

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, DA 08-1671, released July 18, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payment due by August 1, 2008.
  • June 23, 2008

  • Threshold Fair Distribution Analysis of 26 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Construction Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), DA 08-1467, released June 23, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. NCE October 2007 Window MX Group Numbers 61, 65, 68, 69, 77, 78, 79, 89, 95, 100, 101, 106, 115, 117, 131, 132, 136, 139, 141, 145, 154, 161, 162, 165, 182, and 187.
  • June 18, 2008

  • Media Bureau Identifies Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications Submitted in the October 2007 Filing Window for Noncomercial Educational FM Stations, Public Notice, DA 08-1437, released June 18, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. List of groups containing 13 or fewer applications.
  • May 16, 2008

  • FM Translator Auction No. 83 Non-Mutually Exclusive Applications; Media Bureau Announces Form 349 Application Deadline, Processing Procedures, and Fifteen-Day Petition to Deny Period, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-03-83-C, DA 08-1154, released May 16, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ]. FM translator applicants listed in Attachment A must electronically file FCC Form 349 by June 20, 2008.
  • May 15, 2008

  • Procedures for Obtaining Commission Approval for NCE Station Fundraising Efforts To Aid Myanmar and China Relief Efforts, issued May 15, 2008. [ PDF ].
  • April 24, 2008

  • Media Bureau Released Updated Version of 'The Public and Broadcasting' and Announces that Broadcast Information Specialists Are Available for Public Inquiries, Public Notice, DA 08-940, released April 24, 2008. [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 24, 2008

  • Media Bureau Makes Available FM Allotment Finder Tool, Public Notice, DA 08-955, released April 24, 2008. [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 21, 2008

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-62-R, DA 08-912, released April 21, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payments due by May 5, 2008.
  • April 7, 2008

  • Media Bureau Suspends Dismissal of FM Translator Applications Related to Processing Cap (MM Docket No. 99-25), Public Notice, DA 08-801, released April 7, 2008. [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 7, 2008

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-04-37-AM, DA 08-811, released April 7, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 3, 2008

  • FCC Commences 2008 EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 08-787, released April 3, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. April 2008 TV and radio audits: [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 7, 2008

  • Media Bureau Announces Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications Submitted in the October 2007 Filing Window for Noncommercial Educational FM Stations, Public Notice, DA 08-536, released March 7, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Groups of four or fewer applications were listed. Comparative analyses to begin after 30 days unless notified by the applicants of time share or settlement negotiations.
  • March 7, 2008

  • Media Bureau Announces Comment and Reply Comment Dates for Low Power FM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Public Notice, MM Docket 99-325, DA 08-531, released March 7, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 04/07/2008; reply comments due 04/21/2008.
  • March 5, 2008

  • FCC Adopts Rules to Promote Diversification of Broadcast Ownership, Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MB Dockets 07-294, 06-121, 07-277, and MM Dockets 02-277, 01-317, 01-235, and 00-244, FCC 07-217, released March 5, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Martin: [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. Tate: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 4, 2008

  • Media Bureau Invites Applicants to Select FM Translator Applications for Voluntary Dismissal to Comply With Processing Cap, Public Notice, DA 08-496, released March 4, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Dismissal requests must be filed within 30 days.
  • February 29, 2008

  • Media Bureau Provides Guidance for Continued Presunrise and Postsunset Operations During March 2008 by AM Stations In Areas With Daylight Saving Time , Public Notice, DA 08-482, released February 29, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. DST commences on March 9 in 2008.
  • February 22, 2008

  • Media Bureau Adopts Simplified Application Procedures for AM Nondirectional Valcom Antennas, Public Notice, DA 08-448, released February 22, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B: [ PDF | Word ].
  • February 19, 2008

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-62-Q, DA 08-363, released February 19, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payments due 03/04/2008.
  • January 24, 2008

  • Broadcast Localism, Report on Broadcast Localism and Notice of proposed Rulemaking, MB Docket 04-233, FCC 07-218, released January 24, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Martin: [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. Tate: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ].
  • January 24, 2008

  • Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 08-3, released January 24, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. Granted applications for consent to transfer of control of Clear Channel Communications, inc.
  • January 22, 2008

  • AM Auction No. 84 Singleton Applications Dismissed for Failure to File, Public Notice, DA 08-138, released January 22, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment D3: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • January 18, 2008

  • A-O Broadcasting Corporation, re license status of DKTMN, Cloudcroft, NM, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 08-10, released January 18, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Unauthorized operation does not count toward Section 312(g) of the Communications Act, that a station resume broadcasting within on year of going silent. Petitions for reconsideration and application for review were denied.
  • January 18, 2008

  • Eagle Broadcasting Group, Ltd., for silent FM station DKVEZ (FM), Parker, AZ, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 08-9, released January 18, 2008. [ PDF | Word ]. Four petitions for reconsideration were denied. Unauthorized operation cannot be used to avoid the loss of station license and operating authority under Section 312(g) of the Communications Act, after being silent for one year.
  • 2007

    December 11, 2007

  • Creation of a Low Power FM Radio Service , Third Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MM Docket 99-25, FCC 07-204, released December 11, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Martin: [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. Tate: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 27, 2007

  • FCC Adopts Rules to Promote the Growth of the Low Power FM Radio Service, News Release, released November 27, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Martin: [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. Tate: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 8, 2007

  • Window Opened to Expedite Grant of New NCE FM Station Construction Permits; Bureau Will Accept Settlements and Technical Amendments , Public Notice, DA 07-4571, released November 8, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Settlements and technical amendments filing period ends 01/07/2008.
  • November 8, 2007

  • Media Bureau Announces Comment and Reply Comment Dates For the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Amendment of Service and and Eligibility Rules for FM Broadcast Translator Stations, Public Notice, MB Docket 07-172, DA 07-4572, released November 8, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due by 01/08/2008, reply comments due 02/04/2008.
  • October 26, 2007

  • Media Bureau Provides Guidance for Continued Presunrise and Postsunset Operation During November 2007 by AM Stations In Areas With Daylight Saving Time, Public Notice, DA 07-4390, released October 26, 2007. [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 24, 2007

  • Emergency Broadcast Licensing For Southern California Broadcast Stations -- The Media Bureau's CDBS application filing system is temporarily down. To facilitate the issuance of emergency authorizations during this outage, the Media Bureau has established the following emergency contacts for radio and television stations impacted by the wildfires:

    Radio Stations Television Stations
    Charles N. "Norm" Miller, Engineer Kevin Harding, Engineer
    Audio Division, Media Bureau Video Division, Media Bureau
    Phone: 202-418-2767 Phone: 202-418-7077
    Email: Charles Miller Email: Kevin Harding
       
    Peter H. Doyle, Chief Barbara A. Kreisman, Chief
    Audio Division, Media Bureau Video Division, Media Bureau
    Phone: 202-418-2700 Phone: 202-418-1600
    E-mail: Peter Doyle E-mail: Barbara Kreisman

  • October 19, 2007

  • Media Bureau to Extend Window for NCE FM New Station and Major Change Applications; Window Will Close on October 22, 2007, Public Notice, DA 07-4355, released October 19, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. NCE window filing period extended to 2 PM Eastern Time on Monday, October 22, 2007.
  • October 18, 2007

  • Media Bureau Announces Mandatory Electronic Filing of Broadcast EEO Mid-Term Report (FCC Form 397) , Public Notice, DA 07-4262, released October 18, 2007. [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 10, 2007

  • FCC Adopts Limit for NCE FM New Station Applications in October 12 - October 19, 2007 Window, Public Notice, MM Docket 95-31, FCC 07-179, released October 10, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. 10 application filing limit by any party for new noncommercial educational (NCE) stations in the October 12-19,2007 application filing window period.
  • October 2, 2007

  • Clarification of Notification Procedures for Dual Antenna Hybrid Digital Operation, Public Notice, DA 07-4114, released October 2, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Effective date of the new notification procedures for dual antenna hybrid systems was September 14, 2007.
  • September 4, 2007

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, DA 07-3800, released September 4, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ].
  • August 30, 2007

  • Supplemental AM New Station and Major Modification Auction Filing Window for Auction 84; Minor Modification Application Freeze , Public Notice, Report No. AUC-07-84F, DA 07-3793, released August 30, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Notice and filing requirements regarding October 1-5, 2007; Window for certain AM construction permit applications for Rockland County, NY; Notice regarding freeze on the filing of AM expanded band minor change construction permit applications.
  • August 15, 2007

  • Amendment of Service and Eligibility Rules for Translator Stations, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), MB Docket 07-172, FCC 07-144, released August 15, 2007. [ PDF | Word ].
  • August 9, 2007

  • FCC Seeks Comment on Proposed Application Limit for NCE FM New Station Applications in October 12 - October 19, 2007 Window, Public Notice, MM Docket 95-31, FCC 07-145, released August 9, 2007. [ PDF | Word ].
  • August 9, 2007

  • Media Bureau Announces NCE New Station and Major Change Filing Procedures for October 12 - October 19, 2007 Window; Limited Application Filing Freeze to Commence on September 8, 2007, Public Notice, DA 07-3521, released August 9, 2007. [ PDF | Word ].
  • August 7, 2007

  • Reply Comment Date Extended to September 7, 2007, On Proposed Rules Permitting Antenna Modeling to Verify AM Directional Performance , Public Notice, MM Docket 93-177 , DA 07-3520, released August 7, 2007. [ PDF | Word ].
  • July 27, 2007

  • AM Auction No. 84 Singleton Applications; Media Bureau Announces FCC Form 301 Deadline and Ten-Day Petition to Deny Period, Public Notice, DA 07-3406, released July 27, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B-1: [ PDF | Word ].
  • July 16, 2007

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-04-37-AK, DA 07-3234, released July 16, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payment due by July 30, 2007.
  • June 29, 2007

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-62-O, DA 07-2795, released June 29, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payments due July 16, 2007.
  • June 28, 2007

  • Media Bureau Announces Permit-But-Disclose Ex Parte Status for Applications Seeking Consent to Assign Broadcast Radio Licenses Held by Subsidiaries of Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Public Notice, DA 07-2760, released June 28, 2007. [ PDF | Word ].
  • June 20, 2007

  • American Family Association, Inc., Letter, DA 07-2712, released June 20, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Dismissed the petition for reconsideration against the tentative selection of twenty applications for new noncommercial educational FM construction permits.
  • June 13, 2007

  • FCC Continues EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 07-2553, released June 13, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. List of radio and television stations sent audit letters is attached.
  • June 1, 2007

  • Increase in Forfeiture Maxima for Obscene, Indecent, and Profane Broadcasts to Implement The Broadcast Decency Act of 2005, Order, FCC 07-94, released June 1, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. (Enforcement Bureau).
  • May 31, 2007

  • Digital Audio Broadcasting Systems and Their Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcasting Service , Second Report and Order, First Order on Reconsideration and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MM Docket 99-325 , FCC 07-33, released May 31, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due 60 days after the publication of this item in the Federal Register, reply comments due 90 days after publication of this item in the Federal Register. Martin: [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. Tate: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ].
  • May 25, 2007

  • Amendment of Sections 73.62 and 73.1350 of the Commission's Rules , Report and Order (R&O), MB Docket 03-151, FCC 07-97, released May 25, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Resolved a conflict between these two rule sections regarding what corrective actions must be taken by an AM directional broadcast station when improper operation occurs.
  • May 23, 2007

  • Comment Sought on Proposed Rules Permitting Antenna Modeling to Verify AM Directional Antenna Performance , Public Notice, MM Docket 93-177, DA 07-2143, released May 23, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due by July 23, 2007, reply comments due August 22, 2007.
  • May 16, 2007

  • Filing Procedures for Broadcast EEO Mid-Term Report (FCC Form 397), Public Notice, DA 07-2074, released May 16, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Electronic version of FCC Form 397 is now available. The first group of radio broadcasters required to file EEO midterm reports are in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, by June 1, 2007. See the Public Notice entitled Electronic Filing of FCC Form 397 Is Now Available, DA 07-964, released March 9, 2007: [ PDF | Word ].
  • May 15, 2007

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Application, Public Notice, DA 07-2065A, released May 15, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payment due by May 31, 2007.
  • April 16, 2007

  • Broadcasters Pay $12.5 Million to Resolve Possible 'Payola' Violations , News Release, released April 16, 2007. [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 12, 2007

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared To Grant Certain Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-62-N, DA 07-1670, released April 12, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payment due by April 26, 2007.
  • April 12, 2007

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Application, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-04-37-AI, DA 07-1668, released April 12, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payment due by April 26, 2007.
  • April 10, 2007

  • Media Bureau Offers Examples to Clarify The Treatment of Applications And Rulemaking Petitions Proposing Community of License Changes, Channel Substitutions, and New FM Allotments , Public Notice, DA 07-1671, released April 10, 2007. [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 4, 2007

  • Media Bureau Announces NCE FM New Station and Major Modification Application Application Filing Window for New and Certain Pending Proposals; Window to Open on October 12, 2007, DA 07-1613, released April 4, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Noncommercial educational FM application filing window to open Friday October 12, 2007 through Friday, October 19, 2007, for channels in the reserved band (Channels 201 through 220, or 88.1 MHz through 91.9 MHz). Applications must be electronically filed on FCC Form 340. NCE applicants with new or major change applications that were already pending prior to the April 2000 freeze and are not cut off must be electronically amended to include additional information or face dismissal.
  • April 2, 2007

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Closes, Winning Bidders Announced for Auction No. 70, Public Notice, DA 07-1437, released April 2, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B: [ PDF | Word ]. Down payments due April 16, 2007; final payments due April 30, 2007; FCC Form 301 due May 2, 2007.
  • March 29, 2007

  • FCC website and related electronic filing systems and documents will be unavailable between 9:00 pm EDT Friday, March 30 and 6:00 am EDT Monday, April 2 for scheduled maintenance.
  • March 28, 2007

  • AM and FM Lists of Community of License Minor Change Applications filed pursuant to the new 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 ]. [ AM List | FM List ].
  • March 28, 2007

  • New FCC Form 340 Available for Use, Public Notice, DA 07-1471, released March 28, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Revised form is effective immediately. Form 340 must be electronically filed in CDBS.
  • March 27, 2007

  • Comparative Consideration of 76 Groups of Mutually Exclusive Applications for Permits to Construct New or Modified Noncommercial Educational FM Stations , Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O), FCC 07-40, released March 27, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Appendix - Noncommercial Educational Groups: [ PDF | Word ]. Commissioners' statements - Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. FCC is to open a noncommercial educational application filing window in October 2007 (see paragraphs 1 and 204).
  • March 23, 2007

  • FCC Adopts Rules for Digital Audio Broadcasting, News Release, MB Docket 99-325, released March 23, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Commissioners' statements: -- Martin: [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. Tate: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 23, 2007

  • FCC Approves Citadel / Radio Disney Transaction, News Release, released March 23, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Commissioners' statements -- Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 23, 2007

  • FCC Evaluates 76 Noncommercial Educational FM Groups, News Release, released March 23, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Commissioners' statements -- Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 7, 2007

  • Suspension of Use of Recently Recalculated Presunrise and Postsunset Service Authorizations and Directions for Continued Presunrise and Postsunset Operation During March 2007 By AM Stations In Areas With Daylight Saving Time , Public Notice, DA 07-1076, released March 7, 2007. [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 1, 2007

  • Media Bureau Modifies Presunrise and Postsunset Authorizations for AM Radio Stations, Public Notice, DA 07-938, released March 1, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. New presunrise and postsunset operating authorizations have been issued for all eligible AM stations. The new authorizations are posted in CDBS on the FCC's website; they can also be retrieved via a link in the detailed output option in the AM Query. The effective date of the new authorizations is March 11, 2007.
  • February 22, 2007

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits, 114 Bidders Qualified to Participate in Auction No. 70, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-07-70-E, DA 07-772, released February 22, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment C: [ PDF | Word ]. Bidding in Auction No. 70 is scheduled to begin March 7, 2007.
  • January 29, 2007

  • AM Auction No. 84 Mutually Exclusive Applications Dismissed For Failing to File or Untimely Filing Of Required Settlement Agreement, Engineering Solution, or Section 307(b) Showing , Public Notice, DA 07-191, released January 29, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment 84-MXD2: [ PDF | Word ].
  • January 26, 2007

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits: Status of Short-Form Applications to Participate in Auction No. 70, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-07-70-D, DA 07-190, released January 26, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Accepted applications (Attachment A): [ PDF | Word ]. Incomplete Applications (Attachment B): [ PDF | Word ]. Rejected applications (Attachment C): [ PDF | Word ]. [ PDF | Word ]. Up front payments due prior to 6:00 PM February 5, 2007 from applicants with accepted short form applications or incomplete applications. Incomplete applications must also be resubmitted with the deficiencies corrected before that date and time.
  • January 25, 2007

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Closes; Winning Bidders Announced for Auction No. 68, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-07-68-G, DA 07-93, released January 25, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Winning bids (Attachment A): [ PDF | Word ]. Bidder payment/refund (Attachment B) [ PDF | Word ]. Multi-Auction Withdrawal/Payment (Attachment C): [ PDF | Word ]. Default Payment (Attachment D): [ PDF | Word ]. Down payments due February 8, 2007; final payments due February 23, 2007; FCC Form 301 due February 26, 2007.
  • January 16, 2007

  • Effects of Towers on Migratory Birds, Order, WT Docket 03-187, DA 07-72, released January 16, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Comment dates extended to April 23, 2007; reply comment date extended to May 23, 2007.
  • January 12, 2007

  • Media Bureau Announces Auction No. 68 Freeze for Certain FM Allotment Rulemaking and Application Filings, Public Notice, DA 07-27, released January 12, 2007. [ PDF | Word ]. Freeze includes rulemaking petitions and modification applications that propose changes to any of the nine vacant allotments scheduled for Auction No. 68.
  • 2006

    December 29, 2006

  • FCC Media Bureau Staff Posts Reports and Studies on Media Ownership Webpage, Public Notice, released December 29, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Copies of all studies and reports, regarding media ownership, minority ownership, localism, and related issues, are posted as Additional Materials. See also 2006 Review of the Media Ownership Rules.
  • December 22, 2006

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits: 31 Bidders Qualified to Participate in Auction No. 68, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-68-D, released December 22, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment C: [ PDF | Word ].
  • December 21, 2006

  • Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund VI, L.P, and Bain Capital (CC) IX, L.P., Seek Approval to Transfer Control of License Entities Holding FCC Licenses and Other Authorizations , Public Notice, Pleading Cycle Established , MB Docket 06-226, DA 06-2531, released December 21, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments/petitions due January 19, 2007; responses / oppositions to comments/petitions due February 1, 2007; replies to responses / oppositions to comments/petitions due February 13, 2007.
  • December 12, 2006

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared To Grant Certain Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-62-M, DA 06-2484, released December 12, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payments due by December 27, 2006.
  • December 5, 2006

  • Removal of FM Broadcast Construction Permit From Auction No. 70, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-70-C, DA 06-2466, released December 5, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • November 29, 2006

  • 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 ]. Tate: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 7, 2006

  • Effects of Communications Towers on Migratory Birds, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), WT Docket 03-187 , FCC 06-164, released November 7, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 7, 2006

  • Auction No. 70 Freezes Announced for FM Minor Change Applications and Certain Rulemaking Filings, Public Notice, AU Docket 06-170, DA 06-2277, released November 7, 2006. [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 3, 2006

  • FCC Seeks Comment on Possible Measures to Reduce Migratory Bird Collisions With Communications Towers, News Release, WT Docket 03-187, released November 3, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 3, 2006

  • FCC Adopts Order to Streamline FM Table of Allotments and AM Community of License Procedures, News Release, MB Docket 05-210, released November 3, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Tate: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. Text of the Report and Order: [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 2, 2006

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Station Construction Permits Scheduled for March 7, 2007; Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments and Other Procedures for Auction No. 70, Report No. AUC-06-70-B, AU Docket 06-170, DA 06-2248, released November 2, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • October 27, 2006

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications , Public Notice, Report No. AUC-04-37-AH, DA 06-2110, released October 27, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payment is due by November 13, 2006.
  • October 12, 2006

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared To Grant Certain Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-62-L, , DA 06-2002, released October 12, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payments due by October 26, 2006.
  • October 6, 2006

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for January 10, 2007; Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments and Other Procedures For Auction No. 68, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-68-B, AU Docket 06-101, DA 06-1949, released October 6, 2006. [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 6, 2006

  • Auction No. 68 Freezes Announced for FM Minor Change Applications and Certain FM Table of Allotments Rulemaking Filings, Public Notice, DA 06-1927, released October 6, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. FM commercial and noncommercial educational minor change applications for construction permit will not be accepted during the Auction No. 68 application filing window, November 6 to 13, 2006. Counterproposals in allotment rulemakings may not be filed that propose a change in the alloted class, channel, or reference coordinates for any of the nine Auction No. 68 allotments being made available, effective October 6, 2006.
  • September 21, 2006

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for March 7, 2007; Comment Sought On Competitive Bidding Procedures For Auction No. 70, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-70-A, AU Docket 06-170, DA 06-1810, released September 21, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word | Excel ]. 124 FM allotments are made available in Auction No. 70.
  • September 21, 2006

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for March 7, 2007; Comment Sought On Competitive Bidding Procedures For Auction No. 70, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-70-A, AU Docket 06-170, DA 06-1810, released September 21, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word | Excel ]. 124 FM allotments are made available in Auction No. 70.
  • September 18, 2006

  • 2006 Quadrennial Regulatory Review -- Review of the Commission's Ownership Rules and Other Rules Pursuant to Section 202 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (MB Docket 06-121), 2002 Biennial Regulatory Review (MB Docket 02-277), Cross Ownership of Broadcast Stations and Newspapers (MB Docket 01-235), Rules and Policies Concerning Multiple Ownership of Radio Broadcast Stations in Local Markets (MM Docket 01-317), and Definition of Radio Markets (MM Docket 00-244), Order, FCC 06-1663, released September 18, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Comment dates extended to 10/23/2006, reply comments date extended to 12/21/2006. See the item under July 24, 2006 below.
  • September 6, 2006

  • Amendment of the Schedule of Application Fees Set Forth in Sections 1.1102 through 1.1107 of the Commission's Rules, Order, GEN Docket 86-285, FCC 06-131, released September 6, . [ PDF | Word ]. Changes to application filing fees go into effect October 17, 2006. See Appendix B for the new schedule of fees. Notice of Publication in the Federal Register and Announcement of the New Schedule of Charges for Application Fees, Public Notice released September 15, 2006: [ PDF | Word ]; FCC Announces Revised Application Fee Schedule, Public Notice, released September 15, 2006: [ PDF | Word ]. New fee schedules will be posted at http://www.fcc.gov/fees/appfees.html on October 13, 2006.
  • August 24, 2006

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for January 10, 2007, Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction No. 68, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-68-A, AU Docket 06-101, DA 06-997, released August 24, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ]. Comments due September 6, 2006, reply comments due September 13, 2006.
  • August 17, 2006

  • Office of Engineering and Technology Declares the Rail Network, Inc. Request for a Waiver of Part 15 to be a 'Permit But Disclose' Proceeding for Ex Parte Purposes and Requests Comments, Public Notice, ET Docket 06-161 , DA 06-1649, released August 17, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Waiver request to exceed Part 15 emission levels in the FM broadcast band (88 to 108 MHz). Comments due September 18, 2006, reply comments due October 3, 2006.
  • August 4, 2006

  • International and Media Bureaus Announce Permit-But-Disclose Ex Parte Status for San Diego Community College District Application to Modify KSDS (FM), San Diego, CA, Public Notice, DA 06-1593, released August 4, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. KSDS' construction permit application BPED-19940802MA.
  • August 4, 2006

  • Media Bureau is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Report No. AUC-06-62-K, DA 06-1578, released August 4, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payments due August 18, 2006.
  • August 1, 2006

  • Media Bureau Announces Extention of Certain Filing Deadlines, Public Notice, DA 06-1571, released August 1, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Due to problems with CDBS, filing extensions to August 11, 2006 are in effect for:
  • television renewal applications and EEO reports for California,
  • biennial ownership reports for television stations in CA, NC, and SC,
  • biennial ownership reports for radio stations in Illinois and Wisconsin.
  • July 24, 2006

  • 2006 Quadrennial Regulatory Review -- Review of the Commission's Ownership Rules and Other Rules Pursuant to Section 202 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (MB Docket 06-121), 2002 Biennial Regulatory Review (MB Docket 02-277), Cross Ownership of Broadcast Stations and Newspapers (MB Docket 01-235), Rules and Policies Concerning Multiple Ownership of Radio Broadcast Stations in Local Markets (MM Docket 01-317), and Definition of Radio Markets (MM Docket 00-244), Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 06-93, released July 24, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Commissioners' statements:
      Martin: [ PDF | Word ];  Copps: [ PDF | Word ].  Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]
      Tate: [ PDF | Word ].  McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]
    Comments due 9/22/2006; reply comments due 11/21/2006.
    Public Notice, Waiver of Ex Parte Sunshine Prohibition in Media Ownership Proceeding, released July 28, 2006: [ PDF | Word ]
  • July 18, 2006

  • Media Bureau is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No AUC-06-62-J,DA 06-1443, released July 18, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Final payments due by August 1, 2006.
  • June 21, 2006

  • FCC Opens Media Ownership Proceeding for Public Comment, News Release, released June 21, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Martin: [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ]. Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]. Tate: [ PDF | Word ]. McDowell: [ PDF | Word ]. Fact Sheet: [ PDF | Word ].
  • June 12, 2006

  • Media Bureau is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-06-62-I ,DA 06-1234, released June 12, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payments due by June 26, 2006.
  • June 8, 2006

  • FCC Continues EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 06-1138, released June 8, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Stations sent EEO audit letters: [ PDF | Word ].
  • June 7, 2006

  • Media Bureau is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-04-37-AF,DA 06-1167, released June 7, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payment due by June 21, 2006.
  • May 8, 2006

  • Media Bureau is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 62 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, DA 06-977, released May 8, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payment due by May 22, 2006.
  • April 21, 2006

  • Media Bureau Announces Permit-But-Disclose Ex Parte Status for Transfer of Control Applications Filed by Citadel Broadcasting Company and the Walt Disney Company , Public Notice, DA 06-800, released April 21, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Referenced Broadcast Applications public notices: March 3, 2006 (26184), [ PDF | Word ]; March 7, 2006 (26186), [ PDF | Word ]; March 20, 2006 (26195), [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 22, 2006

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, DA 06-636, released March 22, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word | Excel ]. Final payments are due by April 5, 2006.
  • March 21, 2006

  • Gibson Tech Ed, Inc., Forfeiture Order, DA 06-606, released March 21, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. $14,000 forfeiture order issued by the Enforcement Bureau for marketing two types of transmitters that do not comply with Part 15 rules for low power devices. NAL, DA 05-2382, released September 1, 2005: [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 21, 2006

  • AM Auction No. 84 Mutually Exclusive Applications Dismissed for Either Failing to File or Untimely Filing of Section 307(b) Showing, Public Notice, DA 06-586, released March 21, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment 84-MXD1: [ PDF | Word | Excel ].
  • March 17, 2006

  • FCC Announces It Is Prepared to Grant Broadcast Construction Permits After Final Payments Are Made, Public Notice, Auction No. 81, DA 06-602, released March 17, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Balance of winning bids due by March 31, 2006.
  • February 28, 2006

  • Media Bureau Announces New Features In CDBS, Public Notice, DA 06-472, released February 28, 2006. [ PDF | Word ].
  • February 9, 2006

  • Removal of FM Broadcast Construction Permit Application From Prepared to Grant Public Notice , Public Notice, DA 06-312, released February 9, 2006. [ PDF | Word ].
  • February 8, 2006

  • Auction of FM Construction Permits Closes; Winning Bidders Announced for Auction No. 62, Public Notice, DA 06-252, released February 8, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment C: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment D: [ PDF | Word ]. Down payments due February 23, 2006; FCC Form 301 due March 10, 2006.
  • February 1, 2006

  • FCC Continues EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 06-248, released February 1, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. January 2006 Radio Audit List: [ PDF | Word | Excel ].
  • January 31, 2006

  • Your Public Radio Corporation, WYPF (FM), Frederick, MD, Letter, DA 06-205, released January 31, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Dismissed the petition for reconsideration and Motion for Leave to File Supplement to Petition for Reconsideration filed by the Committee to Save WJTM-FM by and through its member John F. Dallaville.
  • January 31, 2006

  • Creative Media, Inc., Licensee of KXXA (AM), Conway, AR , Letter, DA 06-203, released January 31, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. License renewal dismissed; station's call sign deleted.
  • January 26, 2006

  • Media Bureau is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-04-37-AD, DA 06-147, released January 26, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ]. Final payments are due by February 9, 2006.
  • January 25, 2006

  • Ramsey Electronics, Inc., Victor, NY, Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, DA 06-136, released January 25, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. $25,000 forfeiture proposed by the Enforcement Bureau for marketing devices and kits for unlicensed operation that did not comply with the emissions limits in Part 15 and other rules. Ramsey relied on certifications from purchasers that they would operate such devices in compliance with Part 15 inside the United States.
  • January 23, 2006

  • Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announces [February 1, 2006] Deployment of "Auto-Term", the Automated Feature in its Universal Licensing System That Identifies Unconstructed Stations Resulting in Automatic Termination of Licenses, Public Notice, DA 06-45, released January 23, 2006. [ PDF | Word ]. This procedure does not apply to broadcast station construction permits, but will apply to studio-to-transmitter (STL) links and remote pickup units (RPU) that broadcast stations may be operating under Part 74, Subparts D,E.F, and H.
  • January 3, 2006

  • HAAT Calculator -- find Antenna Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) values, given a latitude, longitude, and antenna radiation center height above mean sea level (AMSL)
  • 2005

    December 20, 2005

  • WTB Announces February 1, 2006, as the Implementation Date of the Automated Feature in its Universal Licensing System that Identifies Unconstructed Stations Resulting in Automatic Termination of Licenses. This does not apply to broadcast station construction permits, but does apply to broadcast auxiliary facilities such as studio-to-transmitter links (STL) and remote pickup units (RPU) in Part 74, Subparts D, E, F, and H. [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 25, 2005

  • Media Bureau Announces Procedures to Promote the Resumption of Radio and Television Service to Areas Impacted by Hurricane Wilma, Public Notice, DA 05-2779, released October 25, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 25, 2005

  • Media Bureau Adopts Simplified Application Procedures for AM Nondirectional KinStar Antennas, Public Notice, DA 05-2741, released October 25, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF ] (3.3 MB).
  • October 21, 2005

  • Petition for Rulemaking to Establish a Low Power AM Service [LPAM], Public Notice, Report No. 2735, released October 21, 2005 by Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. [ PDF | Word ]. Assigned rulemaking number RM-11287. [ Original petition and Comments ]
  • October 17, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-04-37-AB, DA 05-2700, released October 17, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ]. Final payments due by October 31, 2005.
  • September 30, 2005

  • FCC Continues EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 05-2541, released September 30, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Station list: [ PDF | Word ].
  • September 24, 2005

  • Media Bureau Announces Procedures to Promote the Resumption of Radio and Television Broadcast Service to Areas Impacted by Hurricane Rita , Public Notice, DA 05-2518, released September 24, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • September 22, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-04-37-AA, DA 05-2442, released September 22, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Final payments are due by October 6, 2005.
  • September 21, 2005

  • FM Broadcast Auction Start Date Rescheduled for January 12, 2006: New Pre-Auction Dates and Deadlines Established for Auction No. 62, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-05-62-D (Auction No. 62), DA 05-2478, released September 21, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • September 21, 2005

  • Allocations Rulemaking Settlement Deadline Exrended to October 3, 2005, Public Notice, DA 05-2476, released September 21, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • September 9, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Application, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-04-37-AA, DA 05-2418, released September 9, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ].
  • September 7, 2005

  • Auction No. 84 Settlement Period and Section 307(b) Submission Deadline Extended to October 31, 2005, Public Notice, Report No. AUC 05-84-F (Auction No. 84) , DA 05-2401, released September 7, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • September 2, 2005

  • Media Bureau Suspends Television and Radio Rules To Permit NCE Stations to Broadcast Commercial Programming in the Greater New Orleans Area, Public Notice, DA 05-2410, released September 2, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • August 31, 2005

  • Media Bureau Announces Procedures to Promote the Resumption of Radio and Television Broadcast Service to Areas Impacted by Hurricane Katrina, Public Notice, DA 05-2393, released August 31, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • August 24, 2005

  • Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Order, MM Docket 99-25, DA 05-2348, released August 24, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Reply comment date for the Second Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is extended to September 21, 2005.
  • August 15, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, DA 05-2273, released July 14, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ]. Final payments due by August 29, 2005.
  • August 3, 2005

  • Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Order, MB Docket 99-25, DA 05-2253, released August 3, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Comment dates extended to August 22, 2005; reply comment dates extended to September 6, 2005.
  • July 14, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, DA 05-1993, released July 14, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ]. Final payments due by July 28, 2005.
  • July 7, 2005

  • Federal Register Publishes Summary of LPFM Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in MM Docket 99-25 (see March 17, 2005 item below).
    Federal Register links: [ 70 FR 39182 | 70 FR 39217 ]
    Comments are due by August 8, 2005, reply comments are due by August 22, 2005. Filing comments electronically through ECFS or ECFS Express is strongly encouraged.
  • June 21, 2005

  • Scheduled Maintenance for FCC Information Technology Systems [Sunday evenings], Public Notice, released June 21, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Scheduled hardware and software maintenance may cause service interruptions each Sunday from 10:00 PM to Monday 6:00 AM, Eastern time. Please plan accordingly.
  • June 20, 2005

  • Window Announced for Universal Settlements of Pending Rulemaking Proceedings to Amend FM Table Of Allotments , Public Notice, DA 05-1688, released June 20, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • June 17, 2005

  • Auction No. 62 Freezes Announced for FM Minor Change Applications and Certain FM Table of Allotments Rulemaking Filings, Public Notice, DA 05-1600, released June 17, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • June 17, 2005

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for November 1, 2005 -- Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments and Other Procedures for Auction No. 62, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-05-62-B (Auction No. 62), DA 05-1598, released June 17, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
    Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • June 16, 2005

  • Comment Sought on National Radio System Committee's "In-Band/On-Channel Digital Radio Broadcasting Standard NRSC-5", Public Notice, DA 05-1661, released June 16, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments sought by July 18, 2005; reply comments sought by August 17, 2005.
  • June 16, 2005

  • Section 307(b) Amendment Deadline Established for Certain AM Auction No. 84 Singleton Applications, Public Notice, DA 05-1660, released June 16, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment 84-307b: [ PDF | Excel ]. Section 307(b) amendments for listed applications must be filed by July 18, 2005.
  • June 15, 2005

  • AM Auction No. 84 Mutually Exclusive Applicants Subject to Auction; Settlement Period Announced for Certain Mutually Exclusive Groups; September 16, 2005 Deadline Established for Section 307(b) Submissions, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-05-84-E (Auction No. 84), DA 05-1604, released June 15, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment 84-MX: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • June 14, 2005

  • Revision of Procedures Governing Amendments To FM Table of Allotments and Changes of Community of License in the Radio Broadcast Services, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MB Docket 05-210, FCC 05-120, released June 14, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Erratum, released June 22, 2005 [ PDF | Word ].
    Federal Register publication on August 3, 2005: [ 70 FR 44537 ]. Comments due October 3, 2005, reply comments due November 1, 2005.

    June 14, 2005

  • FCC Continues EEO Random Broadcast Audits, Public Notice, DA 05-1654, released June 14, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. List of stations in June 2005 radio audits: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • June 13, 2005

  • FCC Seeks Comment to Streamline FM Table of Allotment Rulemaking and AM Community of License Changes: Settlement Window and Freeze on New FM Allotment Rulemakings Announced , News Release released June 9, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. NPRM adopted which proposes to permit community of license changes via minor change applications, simultaneous filing of Form 301 with petitions to add new FM allotments, limiting to 5 the number of modifications that a party may propose in a proceeding, and seeks comments on local service changes. Settlement window period for 300 current rulemaking proceedings; freeze on the filing of new FM allotment rulemakings.
  • June 1, 2005

  • AM Directional Pattern Polar Plots are now available through the AM Query. Use the AM Query (detailed + cdbs links) output to retrieve station data, then use the links under "Horizontal Pattern at 1 km radius" to retrieve the patterns and pattern data. Polar plots are saved as PDF files; printing at 11" by 17" or larger will give better resolution.
  • May 27, 2005

  • Commission Issues 18 LPFM Points Decisions.
    MO&O orders were released May 27, 2005.
    • Pineros Y Campinesos Unidos del Noroeste, FCC 05-97. Time Share. [ PDF | Word ].
    • Miracle International Christian Life Center, FCC 05-98, [ PDF | Word ].
    • The Villages Chanber of Commerce, Inc., FCC 05-99, [ PDF | Word ].
    • Citylight Ministry Center, FCC 05-100. Time Share. [ PDF | Word ].
    • New Life Worship Center, FCC 05-101, [ PDF | Word ].
    • St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, FCC 05-102, [ PDF | Word ].
    • Menomonie Christian Radio, FCC 05-103, [ PDF | Word ].
    • School District of La Crosse, FCC 05-104, [ PDF | Word ].
    • Greater Johnstown High School, FCC 05-105, [ PDF | Word ].
    • Greenfield Community Television, Inc., FCC 05-106. Equal, successive license terms. [ PDF | Word ].
    • Calvary Chapel of Brandon, Inc., FCC 05-107. Time Share. [ PDF | Word ].
    • Calvary Chapel of Gainesville, Inc., FCC 05-108. Time Share. [ PDF | Word ].
    • Everglades Community Association, FCC 05-109. Equal, successive license terms. [ PDF | Word ].
    • Drake University, FCC 05-110. Time Share. [ PDF | Word ].
    • Templo Elim, FCC 05-111, [ PDF | Word ].
    • Black Business Alliance, Inc., FCC 05-113. [ PDF | Word ].
    • Billings Seventh-Day Adventist Church, FCC 05-114, [ PDF | Word ].
    • GSRI Property Owners Association, FCC 05-115. Time Share. [ PDF | Word ].
  • May 20, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, DA 05-1366, released May 20, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ]. Final payments are due by June 6, 2005.
  • April 14, 2005

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Station Construction Permits Scheduled for November 1, 2005 -- Comments Sought on Reserve Prices or Minimum Opening Bids and Other Auction Procedures for Auction No. 62, Report No. AUC-05-62-A (Auction No. 62), DA 05-1076, released April 14, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
    Attachment A lists 173 vacant FM allotments: [ PDF | Excel ].
    Comments due by April 29, 2005; reply comments due by May 6, 2005.

    April 5, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared To Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Construction Permit Applications, Public Notice, DA 05-987, released March 5, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
    Final payments are due by April 19, 2005.
  • April 5, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared To Grant AM Auction No. 32 Broadcast Construction Permit Application, Public Notice, DA 05-987, released March 5, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
    Final payment is due by April 19, 2005.
  • April 1, 2005

  • Filing Requirements in FM Allotment Rulemaking Proceedings, Public Notice, DA 05-995, released April 1, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 17, 2005

  • Creation of a Low Power FM Radio Service, Second Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MM Docket 99-25, FCC 05-75, released March 17, 2005.
    Document: [ PDF | Word ]. Copps: [ PDF | Word ].   Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ].
    FCC to Consider Options for Expanding, Strengthening LPFM Service, News Release, March 17, 2005: [ PDF | Word ].
    Federal Register publications on July 7, 2005: [ 70 FR 39182 | 70 FR 39217 ]
    Comments are due by August 8, 2005, reply comments are due by August 22, 2005.
  • March 15, 2005

  • Revision of the Public Notice Requirements of Section 73.3580 [for assignments and transfers], Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MB Docket 05-6, FCC 05-10, released March 15, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 11, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Applications, Public Notice, DA 05-615, released March 11, 2005. Final payments due by March 25, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • March 11, 2005

  • FCC Continues EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 05-636, released March 11, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 8, 2005

  • AM Auction No. 84 Applications Dismissed for Failure to File, Public Notice, DA 05-600, released March 8, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment D-2: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • March 8, 2005

  • Commission Clarifies Policy Regarding Multiple Audio Streams in IBOC Transmissions, MM Docket 99-325, Public Notice, DA 05-609, released March 8, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Experimental authority must be requested.
  • March 8, 2005

  • Nationwide Programmatic Agreement: Learning Interactive Unit Available for Public Use on Commission's Web Site, News Release, released March 8, 2005. The Nationwide Programmatic Agreement, which went into effect March 7, 2005, is concerned with review of certain Commission undertakings for communications facilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1996. [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 4, 2005

  • The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Media Bureau Announce New E-Mail Address and Procedures for Electronic and Non-Electronic Submissions of Section 106 Information to the Commission Under the Nationwide Programmatic Agreement, Public Notice, DA 05-599, released March 4, 2005. Rule changes related to the National Programmatic Agreement (regarding historic preservation) became effective March 7, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • March 4, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Applications, Public Notice, DA 05-529, released March 4, 2005. Final payments due by March 18, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • February 25, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Applications, Public Notice, DA 05-474, released February 25, 2005. Final payments due by March 11, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • February 18, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Applications, Public Notice, DA 05-426, released February 11, 2005. Final payments due by March 7, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • February 18, 2005

  • AM Auction No. 84 Singleton Applications, Public Notice, DA 05-438, released February 18, 2005. The Media Bureau announces a Form 301 application deadline (February 22 to April 22, 2005) and a Ten Day Petition to Deny period. [ PDF | Word ].
  • February 11, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Applications, Public Notice, DA 05-356, released February 11, 2005. Final payments due by February 28, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • February 4, 2005

  • Media Bureau Is Prepared to Grant Certain Auction No. 37 Broadcast Applications, Public Notice, DA 05-277, released February 4, 2005. Final payments due by February 18, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • February 2, 2005

  • FCC Announces Agenda for Low Power FM Forum To Be Held February 8, 2005, Public Notice, DA 05-288, released February 2, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
    Video of this event, under date 2/8/2005 ] [ Photographs ]
  • January 31, 2005

  • New Graphs of F(50,50), F(50,10),and F(50,90) FM and TV Propagation Curves Made Available; Also Figures 1 and 2 from FM Noncommercial Educational Section 73.599. These new graphical implementations of the Commission's propagation curves and FM/TV Channel 6 rations were created in response to numerous requests for better graphs than could be obtained from the FCC rules book. These graphs do not represent any change in the underlying data.
  • January 24, 2005

  • Media Bureau Announces Dismissal of Form 301, 314, and 315 AM and FM Applications, Public Notice, DA 05-178, released January 27, 2005. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • January 21, 2005

  • Lifting of Auction No. 37 Freeze for Certain Rulemaking Filings, Public Notice, DA 05-135, released January 21, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
  • January 3, 2005

  • Media Bureau Announces Requirement to File Certain Radio Joint Sales Agreements, Public Notice, DA 04-4035, released January 3, 2005. [ PDF | Word ].
    Filing deadline is February 22, 2005.
  • 2004

    December 22, 2004

  • Section 1.65 Deadline Established for Noncommercial Educational FM and FM Translator Station Applicants, Public Notice, DA 04-4009, released December 14, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
    Amendments must be filed by January 21, 2005. This notice pertains to FM applicants and FM translator applicants in pending groups of mutually exclusive applicants to construct new noncommercial educational stations.
  • December 14, 2004

  • Wireless Telecommunications Bureau on Avatar Environmental, LLC Report Regarding Migratory Bird Collisions With Communications Towers, Public Notice, WT Docket 03-187, DA 04-3891, released December 14, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments date extended to February 14, 2004; reply comment date extended to March 14, 2004: [ PDF | Word ].
    This topic is important to broadcasters too!
  • December 3, 2004

  • AM Auction No. 84 Singleton Applications Dismissed for Failure to File, Public Notice, DA 04-3816, released December 3, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • December 1, 2004

  • FM Broadcast Construction Permits Auction Closes -- Auction No. 37 Winning Bidders Announced; Payment and Application Deadlines Established, Public Notice, DA 04-3694, released December 1, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. Down payments due before 6:00 PM Eastern Time on December 15, 2004; Form 301 due by 6:00 PM Eastern Time January 3, 2005.
    Attachment A (Round Results, High Bids): [ PDF ].
    Attachment B (Bidder Payment/Refund Report): [ PDF ].
    Attachment C (Withdrawal Payment Report): [ PDF ].
  • November 24, 2004

  • FCC Announces Close to Unprecedented FM Auction, News Release, released November 24, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 22, 2004

  • Broadcast Localism, Order, MB Docket 04-233, DA 04-3657, released November 22, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. Reply comment date extended to January 3, 2005. [ Docket 04-233 in ECFS ].
  • November 18, 2004

  • Media Bureau Announces Dismissal of Unamended Form 301, 314, and 315 AM and FM Applications; Amendment Deadline Set for Certain Other Commercial Radio Station Applications, Public Notice, DA 04-3647, released November 18, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment: [ PDF | Word ].
  • November 17, 2004

  • AM Auction No. 84 Singleton Applications -- Media Bureau Announces Form 301 Application Deadline and Ten-Day Petition to Deny Period, Public Notice, released November 17, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
    Attachment A-2: [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 25, 2004

  • FCC and United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. Adopt Voluntary "Best Practices" Concerning Protection of Historic Properties of Religious Significance To Tribes in the Tower Siting Process, News Release, released October 25, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
    Voluntary Best Practices memorandum: [ PDF | Word ].
    Sample Request for Review letter: [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 19, 2004

  • FCC Continues EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 04-3304, released October 19, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
  • October 8, 2004

  • Revised FCC Forms 301, 314, and 315 Approved and Available for Use; Media Bureau Announces End to Freeze on the Filing of Forms 301, 314, and 315, Public Notice, DA 04-3204, released October 8, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
    Temporary freeze lifted; pending FM commercial radio and television applications must be amended within 30 days.
  • October 5, 2004

  • FCC Adopts Nationwide Programmatic Agreement to Streamline Review Process for Communications Towers, Report and Order, WT Docket 03-128, FCC 04-222, 70 FR 556, released October 5, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]
    Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]
    Attachment B: [ PDF | Word ]
       B1: [ PDF | Word ]    B2: [ PDF | Word ]    B3: [ PDF | Word ]    B4: [ PDF | Word ]
    Attachment C: [ PDF | Word ]
    Attachment D: [ PDF | Word ]
    News Release, released September 10, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
    Comments: Powell & Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]; Abernathy: [ PDF | Word ]; Copps: [ PDF | Word ].
    The effective date of the Nationwide Programmatic Agreement is March 5, 2005.
  • September 22, 2004

  • FM and TV Service Contours Now Available Through the FM and TV Queries. Use the longer detailed output option in the FM Query or TV Query, then select the "Service Contours Map" link underneath the station's record.
  • September 8, 2004

  • Media Bureau Announces Temporary Freeze on the Filing of Forms 301, 314, and 315 for Commercial Radio Broadcast Stations, Public Notice, DA 04-2901, released September 8, 2004. Freeze is effective immediately and will last until further notice. [ PDF | Word ].
  • August 26, 2004

  • AM Auction No. 84 Singleton Applications -- Media Bureau Announces Form 301 Application Deadline and Ten-Day Petition to Deny Period, Public Notice, DA 04-2683, released August 26, 2004. Singleton applicants listed in Attachment A1 must file conplete construction permit applications on FCC Form 301 between August 30 and October 29, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
    Attachment A1: [ PDF | Excel ].
    Regulatory Fees Look-up ]
  • July 23, 2004

  • Auction 37 Filing Period Open Now Until August 6, 2004 for 288 vacant FM allotments. See the filing and related information at the Auction No. 37 website
  • July 15, 2004

  • FCC Makes Look-up Website Available for Media Services Licensees Owing FY 2004 Regulatory Fees, Public Notice, released July 15, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. Regulatory feed are due August 19, 2004. [ Regulatory Fees Look-up ]
  • July 14, 2004

  • Removal of FM Broadcast Construction Permits from Auction No. 37, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-04-37-L (Auction No. 37), DA 04-2123, released July 14, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
    Revised Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ]
    FM 282, Cotulla, TX, Channel 242A; FM 284, El Dorado, TX, Channel 285A removed from Auction No. 37.
  • July 9, 2004

  • Digital Audio Broadcasting Systems and Their Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service, Order, MB Docket 99-325, DA 04-2073, released July 9, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. Extension of time until August 2, 2004 to file reply comments. [ Docket 99-325 in ECFS ].
  • July 7, 2004

  • Retention by Broadcasters of Program Recordings, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MB Docket 04-232, FCC 04-145, released July 7, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. This NPRM proposes to require that broadcasters retain recordings of their programming for some limited period of time (e.g., 60 or 90 days) to increase the FCC's process for enforcing restrictions on obscene, indecent, and profane broadcast programming. [ Docket 04-232 in ECFS ]. Commissioner Copps' statement: [ PDF | Word ].
    Comments date extended to August 27, 2004; reply comments due September 27, 2004: see Public Notice, DA 04-2256, released July 22, 2004 [ PDF | Word ].
  • July 1, 2004

  • Broadcast Localism, Notice of Inquiry, MB Docket 04-233, FCC 04-129, released July 1, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. Comment date September 1, 2004; reply comment date October 1, 2004. [ Docket 04-233 in ECFS ]. Commissioners' statements:
       Powell: [ PDF | Word ]
       Copps: [ PDF | Word ]
       Martin: [ PDF | Word ]
       Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]
  • June 15, 2004

  • Window Announced for Noncommercial Educational FM Settlements and Technical Amendments; Settlement Reimbursement Cap Waived Until August 13, 2004, Public Notice, DA 04-1692, released June 15, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
    Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
  • June 10, 2004

  • Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for November 3, 2004; Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments and Other Auction Procedures, Public Notice, DA 04-1699, released June 10, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
    Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ].
    Related information pertaining to Auction 37.
  • June 7, 2004

  • Auction 37 Freezes Announced for FM Minor Change Applications and Certain Rulemaking Filings, Public Notice, DA 04-1642, released June 7, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
  • June 7, 2004

  • AM Groundwave Field Strength Graphs Now Available as PDF Files. The PDF format allows the groundwave graphs to be resized and printed without loss of clarity. Graphs 1 through 20 (referenced in 47 CFR Sections 73.183 and 73.184), along with expanded versions of the top set of curves and blank log-log graphs, are included in the zip file. The Adobe 5.0 Reader (or higher) is recommended for viewing these files.
  • May 28, 2004

  • FCC Begins EEO Audits, Public Notice, DA 04-1536, released May 28, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
    Sample letters: [ PDF | Word ], [ PDF | Word ].
    Radio stations subject to random EEO audit: [ PDF | Word ].
    TV stations subject to random EEO audit: [ PDF | Word ].
    MVPD units subject to random EEO audit: [ PDF | Word ].
  • May 28, 2004

  • FCC Announces New Duplicating Contractor , Public Notice, DA 04-1583, released May 28, 2004. [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 22, 2004

  • Adicorp Motion to Suspend Or, In the Alternative, To Dismiss Without Prejudice [its petition for rulemaking regarding its proposed Emergency Vehicle Signalling Service], Public Notice, RM-10836, DA 04-1063, released April 22, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. Proceeding suspended until November 1, 2004.
  • April 20, 2004

  • Digital Audio Broadcasting Systems And Their Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service, Further NPRM and NOI, MM Docket 99-325, released April 20, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. Comments due by June 16, 2004; reply comments due July 16, 2004. Statements by Powell: [ PDF | Word ], Copps: [ PDF | Word ], Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ].
  • April 15, 2004

  • Revised Inventory and Auction Start Date for FM Broadcast Construction Permits [Auction No. 37], Public Notice, released April 15, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Excel ]. 290 FM allotments. Auction rescheduled for November 3, 2004. Comments sought on reserve prices or minimum opening bids and other auction procedures.
  • April 15, 2004

  • FCC Explores Rules for Digital Audio Broadcasting, News Release, released April 15, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. Statements from Chairman Powell [ PDF | Word ] and Commissioner Copps [ PDF | Word ]. .
  • April 14, 2004

  • Comment Sought on Use of Digital AM Transmissions During Nighttime Hours, Public Notice, DA 04-1007, released April 14, 2004. [ PDF | Word]. Comments due by June 14, 2004; reply comments due July 14, 2004.
  • March 31, 2004

  • Media Bureau Announces Extension of Certain Filing Deadlines, Public Notice, DA 04-903, released March 31, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]. Two week extension, until April 15, 2004 for the filing of FCC Forms 303-S (Renewal), 396 (Broadcast EEO), and 323 or 323E (License Renewal Ownership Report) for stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
  • March 25, 2004

  • FCC Media Bureau Chief Announces Promotions in Audio Division, News Release, released March 24, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]
  • March 19, 2004

  • Certain AM Auction No. 84 Filing Window Applications Are Determined Ineligible for Auction Processing, Public Notice, Report No. AUC-04-84-B (Auction No. 84), DA 04-744, released March 19, 2004. [ PDF | Word ] 214 AM applications are listed.
  • March 17, 2004

  • Use of Separate Antennas to Initiate Digital FM Transmissions Approved, Public Notice, DA 04-712, released March 17, 2004. [ PDF | Word ] Special temporary authority must be requested and granted before digital operations can commence.
  • March 12, 2004

  • Closed Groups of Pending Low Power FM Mutually Exclusive Applications Accepted for Filing [Window IV], Public Notice, DA 04-679, released March 12, 2004. [ PDF | Word ] Attachment: [ PDF | Excel ] Petitions to deny applications listed in Attachment A must be filed no later than April 12, 2004.
  • February 19, 2004

  • Report to Congress on the Low Power FM Interference Testing Program - Pub.L. No. 106-553, released February 19, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]
  • February 9, 2004

  • Capstar TX Limited Partnership: Licensee of Four Virginia FM Stations: NALFs issued by letter for public inspection file violations, and renewals granted, for four Virginia stations.
    WJJS-FM, Vinton, VA, DA 04-328, released February 9, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]
    WJJX-FM, Lynchburg, VA, DA 04-329, released February 9, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]
    WROV (FM), Martinsville, VA, DA 04-330, released February 9, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]
    WMJA-FM, Appomattox, VA, DA 04-331, released February 9, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]
  • February 2, 2004

  • Media Bureau Action: Electioneering Communications Database, Public Notice, DA 04-248, released February 2, 2004. [ PDF | Word ] This database allows a user to determine whether a communication sent via a broadcast station, cable system, and/or satellite system can or cannot reach 50,000 or more people in a particular congressional district or state. It is used to help determine compliance with election laws.
  • January 28, 2004

  • Closed Groups of Pending Low Power FM Mutually Exclusive Applications Accepted for Filing, Public Notice, DA 04-123, released January 28, 2004. [ PDF | Word ] Attachment: [ PDF | Excel ] Mutually exclusive groups listed are from Windows I, II, and III.
  • January 16, 2004

  • Clarification of Ownership Reporting Requirements, Public Notice, DA 04-51, released January 16, 2004. [ PDF | Word ]
  • January 9, 2004

  • Comment Sought on Adicorp's Petition for Rulemaking on Emergency Vehicle Signalling Service, Public Notice, DA 04-37, released January 9, 2004. [ PDF | Word ] Comments sought by February 12, 2004; reply comments by March 3, 2004. Link to proceeding in ECFS ]. The proposed service would allow public safety vehicles to transmit a warning to activated AM and FM car radios. Public Notice extending reply comment period to March 31, 2003 released March 2, 2004, DA 04-580: [ PDF | Word ]
  • 2003

    December 8, 2003

  • Comment Sought on Use of Separate Antennas to Initiate Digital FM Systems, Public Notice, DA 03-3898, released December 8, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] Comments sought by January 8, 2004; reply comments by January 23, 2004. Subject is the NAB's July 24, 2003 report (113 pages) on the use of separate antennas for digital FM broadcasting.
  • November 21, 2003

  • Media Bureau Announces Extension of Certain Filing Deadlines, Public Notice, DA 03-3739, released November 21, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] For broadcast licensees in Alabama and Georgia, a one week extension, to December 8, 2003, is announced for filing FCC Forms 303-S (Renewal Application), FCC Form 396 (Broadcast EEO Report). The December 8, 2003 extension also applies to the filing of Forms 323 or 323-E (Biennial Ownership Report) by stations in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Vermont.
  • November 14, 2003

  • Biennial Ownership Reporting for Broadcast Station Licensees, Public Notice, DA 03-3642, released November 14, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] Form 323 (commercial stations) or Form 323-E (noncommercial educational stations) must be electronically filed by December 1, 2003 for radio and television stations in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Vermont.
  • November 7, 2003

  • Filing Locations for Settlement Agreements for Window IV Low Power FM Applications, DA 03-3570, released July 7, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
  • November 6, 2003

  • AM New Station and Major Modification Auction Filing Window; Minor Modification Application Freeze, Public Notice, DA 03-3532, released November 6, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment B: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment C: [ PDF | Word ]. Attachment D: [ PDF | Word ].
    Notice and filing requirements regarding the January 26-30, 2004 window for certain AM construction permit applications; notice regarding freeze on the acceptance of AM minor change applications from January 12 to January 30, 2004.
  • October 1, 2003

  • Settlement Period Announced for Closed Groups of Pending Low Power FM Mutually Exclusive Applications Filed In Window IV, Public Notice, DA 03-3009, released October 1, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] Attachment: [ PDF | Excel ] Eligible mutually exclusive applicants (listed in the attachment) may file settlement agreements, minor change amendments, or channel change amendments to break conflicts between LPFM applications. Settlements or amendments must be filed no later than December 5, 2003. The LPFM Channel Finder is available to assist eligible applicants in finding potentially suitable channels.
  • September 30, 2003

  • Media Bureau Opens Window to Permit Noncommercial Educational Reservation Showings for Certain Vacant FM Allotments, Public Notice, DA 03-2990, released September 30, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]
  • September 23, 2003

  • Biennial Ownership Reporting for Broadcast Station Licensees, Public Notice, DA 03-2895, released September 22, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] Form 323 (commercial stations) or Form 323-E (noncommercial educational stations) must be electronically filed by October 1, 2003 for radio and television stations in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Missouri, Oregon, Washington, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan [Marianas Islands], Samoa, and the Virgin Islands.
  • September 17, 2003

  • FCC Forms 301, 314, and 315 Approved and Available for Use, Public Notice, DA 03-2903, released September 17, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] Electronic filing of these three forms resumes; applications filed on or after August 14, 2003 on the July 2003 editions must be amended using the June 2002 (current) forms.
  • September 10, 2003

  • Media Bureau To Terminate Temporary Broadcast Application Freeze; Revised Processing Guidelines Announced, Public Notice, DA 03-2867, released September 10, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
  • September 5, 2003

  • Media Bureau Announces Temporary Freeze on the Filing of Forms 301, 314, and 315 for Commercial Broadcast Stations, Public Notice, DA 03-2840, released September 5, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
  • September 3, 2003

  • Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC, Order, September 3, 2003. [ PDF ] Court of Appeals for 3rd Circuit stayed new broadcast ownership rules.
  • August 28, 2003

  • Settlement Period Announced for Closed Groups of Pending Low Power FM Mutually Exclusive Applications Filed In Windows I, II, and III, Public Notice, DA 03-2744, released August 28, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] Attachment: [ PDF | Excel ] Eligible mutually exclusive applicants (listed in the attachment) may file settlement agreements, minor change amendments, or channel change amendments to break conflicts between LPFM applications. Settlements or amendments must be filed no later than October 31, 2003. The LPFM Channel Finder has been reactivated to assist eligible applicants in finding potentially available channels.
  • August 14, 2003

  • FCC Forms 301, 314 and 315 Approved and Available for Use; Media Bureau Announces End To Freeze on the Filing of Form 301, 314, and 315 Applications and Amendments, Public Notice, DA 03-2642, released August 14, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] Previous editions of Forms 301, 314, and 315 are obsolete and may not be used. Electronic filing is mandatory for these three forms. Amendments to pending applications may now be electronically filed to demonstrate compliance with the new media ownership rules.
  • July 17, 2003

  • Biennial Ownership Reporting for Broadcast Station Licensees, Public Notice, DA 03-2343, released July 17, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] Form 323 (commercial stations) or Form 323-E (noncommercial educational stations) must be electronically filed by August 1, 2003 for radio and television stations in California, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.
  • July 11, 2003

  • Comment Sought on the Mitre Corporation's Technical Report, "Experimental Measurements of the Third-Adjacent Channel Impacts of Low Power FM Stations" [MM Docket 99-25], Public Notice, DA 03-2277, released July 11, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]   Mitre Report Entry in ECFS (6/30/2003) ] Comments were originally due by September 12, 2003, but by Order, DA 03-2767, released August 29, 2003 [ PDF | Word ] the comment deadline was extended to October 14, 2003.
  • July 7, 2003

  • Amendment of Sections 73.62 and 73.1350 of the Commission's Rules [for AM directional broadcast stations], NPRM, MB Docket 03-151, FCC 03-160, released July 7, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
    Consideration of procedures when AM directional stations cannot be maintained within tolerances. Comments due by August 29, 2003, reply comments due September 18. 2003.
  • July 2, 2003

  • Limits on Media Concentration, Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 03-127, MM Dockets 02-177, 01-235, 01-317, 00-244 and MB Docket 03-130, released July 2, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
    Attachment: [ PDF | Word ]
    Powell Statement: [ PDF | Word ]
    Abernathy Statement: [ PDF | Word ]
    Copps Statement: [ PDF | Word ]
    Martin Statement: [ PDF | Word ]
    Adelstein Statement: [ PDF | Word ]
       Adelstein July 2, 2003 News Release: [ PDF | Word ]
    68 FR 46286 (R&O), 68 FR 46359 (NPRM) ]
  • June 30, 2003

  • FM Translator Auction No. 83: Non-Mutually Exclusive FM Translator Applications, Public Notice, DA 03-2095, released June 30, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
    Appendix A: [ PDF | Word ]
    FM translator applicants on the list in Appendix A must submit a "long form" FCC Form 349 by August 29, 2003. 15 day petition to deny procedure.
    Appendix A as an Excel file ].
  • June 30, 2003

  • Office of Engineering and Technology Declares Safety Cast Corporation Application for Special Temporary Authority for Experimental Radio Station WB9XTT To Be A "Permit But Disclose" Proceeding For Ex Parte Purposes, Public Notice, DA 03-2109, released June 30, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
    Application for STA filed with OET for "an extremely low power, non-commercial, mobile transmitter" to broadcast emergency alerts from authorized public entity vehicles within 1050 feet across the entire FM band (88.1 MHz to 107.9 MHz).

  • June 9, 2003

  • FCC Seeks Comment on Programmatic Agreement Intended to Streamline the Review Process for Communication Facilities Under the National Historic Preservation Act, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 03-125, WT Docket 03-128, released June 9, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
    Appendices:   A: [ PDF | Word ]  B: [ PDF | Word ]  C: [ PDF | Word ]
    Attachments: 1: [ PDF | Word ]  2: [ PDF | Word ]
                       3: [ PDF | Word ]  4: [ PDF | Word ]
    News Release: [ PDF | Word ]   Powell Statement: [ PDF | Word ]
    Comments Due: August 8, 2003; Reply Comments Due September 8, 2003
  • June 2, 2003

  • FCC Sets Limits on Media Concentration: Unprecedented Public Record Results in Enforceable and Balanced Broadcast Ownership Rules, News Release, released June 2, 2003. [ Word | PDF ]    Attachment: [  Excel | PDF ]
    Powell Statement:      [ Word | PDF ]
    Abernathy Statement: [ Word | PDF ]
    Copps Statement:       [ Word | PDF ]
      Copps Bench Remarks: [ Word | PDF ]
      Copps News Release:   [ Word | PDF ]
    Martin Press Statement: [ Word | PDF ]
    Adelstein Statement:     [ Word | PDF ]
    How to Replay June 2, 2003 Commission meeting from the FCC's Website

  • June 2, 2003

  • Media Bureau Announces Processing Guidelines for Broadcast Station Applications, Public Notice, DA 03-1877, released June 2, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]

  • May 12, 2003

  • Rayon Sherwin "Junior" Payne Sentenced to Prison for Unlicensed Radio Operation, News Release, released May 12, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]

  • May 1, 2003

  • FM Translator Applications Filed During the March 2003 Application Filing Window Are Now in the CDBS Public Files, at http://www.fcc.gov/mb/databases/cdbs/. Data may also be retrieved from the FM Query by searching for an application file number of 2003031 and a service of FX (translators). This list will be large, so use a list or text file output rather than query output. You may include additional parameters (e.g., state) to limit the number of records returned.
  • May 1, 2003

  • Pathfinder Communications Corporation [WOWO (AM)], Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 03-104, released May 1, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
  • April 30, 2003

  • Media Bureau Announces Certain Revisions to Instructions to Form 303-S -- Application for Renewal of License for Broadcast Stations, Public Notice, DA 03-1437, released April 30, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
  • April 23, 2003

  • Revised Broadcast Station Checklists for AM, FM, LPFM, FM Translator, and TV are now available at http://www.fcc.gov/eb/bc-chklsts/. March 2003 editions.
  • April 17, 2003

  • Notice of Acceptance of Low Power FM Broadcast Applications and Notification of Petition to Deny Deadline, Report No. LPFM-S-8, released April 17, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] Petitions to deny the listed applications and minor amendments must be filed no later than May 19, 2003.

    (Acceptable LPFM applications that conflict with other LPFM applications do not appear on this list.)

  • April 11, 2003

  • Closed Broadcast Auction [No. 54] Scheduled for July 23, 2003, Public Notice, DA-03-1128, released April 11, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] Eligible applicants (PDF): [ TV | LPTV | FM ]
  • April 10, 2003

  • Reexamination of the Competitive Standatd for Noncommercial Educational Applicants / Association of America's Public Television Stations' Motion for Stay of Low Power Television Auction (No. 81), Second Report and Order, MM Docket 95-31, released April 10, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] New policies for licensing spectrum that the Commission has not reserved for the exclusive use of broadcast stations that provide or intend to provide noncommercial educational service.
    Commissioner Copps' statement: [ PDF | Word ]
    Erratum, released April 16, 2003: [ PDF | Word ]
  • March 31, 2003

  • Interim Policy Concerning Placement of Equal Opportunity Employment Public File Report in a Broadcaster's Public File, MM Docket No. 98-204, Public Notice, DA 03-1046, released March 31. 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
  • March 24, 2003

  • Interference Immunity Performance Specifications for Radio Receivers / Review of the Commission's Rules and Policies Affecting the Conversion to Digital Television, ET Docket 03-65 / MM Docket 00-39, Notice of Inquiry, FCC 03-54, released March 24. 2003. [ PDF | Word ] Commissioners' statements (PDF):
    Powell  |  Abernathy  |  Copps  |  Martin  |  Adelstein ]
  • March 21, 2003

  • New FCC Form 303-S Available for Use, Public Notice, DA 03-846, released March 21. 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
    New Application for Renewal of Broadcast Station License, March 2003 edition. All previous editions are obsolete and may not be used.
  • March 20, 2003

  • Reminder to Video Programming Distributors of Obligation to Make Emergency Information Accessible to Persons with Hearing or Vision Disabilities, Public Notice, DA 03-839, released March 20, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
  • March 20, 2003

  • IBOC Notification Procedures Effective Immediately, Public Notice, DA 03-831, released March 20. 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
    AM or FM stations implementing IBOC hybrid digital operation must notify the FCC in writing within 10 days of commencing such operation. The sample notification letter in this Public Notice may be used for this purpose.
  • March 18, 2003

  • Media Bureau Implements New EEO Forms, Mandatory Electronic Filing of FCC Form 396-A, Public Notice, DA 03-785, released March 18. 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
  • March 17, 2003

  • Low Power FM New Station Applications Dismissed for Failure to Comply with Third-adjacent Channel Protection Requirements, Public Notice, DA 03-794, released March 17. 2003. [ PDF | Word ]
  • March 13, 2003

  • Biennial Ownership Reporting for Broadcast Station Licensees, Public Notice, DA 03-775, released March 13, 2003. [ PDF | Word | Text ] Form 323 (commercial stations) or Form 323-E (noncommercial educational stations) must be electronically filed by April 1, 2003 for radio and television stations in Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.
  • March 6, 2003

  • License Renewal Applications for Radio Broadcast Stations -- All radio broadcast station licenses will expire between 2003 and 2006. Licensees must file a license renewal application (FCC Form 303-S) and the Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity Program Statement (FCC Form 396) four months before the expiration date of the station's license. This page provides information about the license renewal process for radio broadcast stations.
  • March 5, 2003

  • FM Translator Auction Filing Window and Application Freeze Extended to March 17, 2003, DA 03-633, released March 5, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]

    February 13, 2003

  • Notice of Acceptance of Low Power FM Broadcast Applications and Notification of Petition to Deny Deadline, Report No. LPFM-S-7, released February 13, 2003. [ PDF | Word ] Petitions to deny the listed applications and minor amendments must be filed no later than March 17, 2003.

    (Acceptable LPFM applications that conflict with other LPFM applications do not appear on this list.)

  • February 6, 2003

  • FM Translator Auction Filing Window and Application Freeze, Report No. AUC-03-83-A (Auction No. 83), DA 03-359, released February 6, 2003. [ PDF | Word ]. The application filing window period will be open from March 10, 2003 to March 14, 2003 for FM translator applications on the non-reserved band (Channels 221 through 300). Also, a temporary freeze on the filing of minor change translator applications and FM booster applications is instituted effective February 8, 2003 until the close of the application filing window.
    • Attachment A: Pre-Auction Procedures: [ PDF | Word ]
    • Attachment B: Guidelines for Completion of FCC Form 175 and Exhibits: [ PDF | Word ]
    • Attachment C: Electronic Filing and Review of the FCC Form 175: [ PDF | Word ]
    • Attachment D: Electronic Filing of the FCC Form 349:: [ PDF | Word ]
  • January 16, 2003

  • Biennial Ownership Reporting for Broadcast Station Licensees, Public Notice, DA 03-137, released January 16, 2003. [ PDF | Word | Text ] Form 323 (commercial stations) or Form 323-E (noncommercial educational stations) must be electronically filed by February 3, 2003 for radio and television stations in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma.
  • 2002

    October 15, 2002

  • Digital Audio Broadcasting Systems And Their Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service, First Report and Order, MM Docket 99-325, FCC 02-286, released October 15, 2002. PDF | Word | Text ]
    FM IBOC Specification (Appendix B): [ PDF | Word | Text ]
    AM IBOC Specification (Appendix C): [ PDF | Word | Text ]

  • October 10, 2002

  • FCC Selects Digital Radio Technology; Authorizes AM and FM Interim, Voluntary Digital Operation, News Release, October 10, 2002. [ PDF | Word | Text ]
    Commissioners' Statements:

    October 10, 2002

  • New Location for CDBS and Formatted AM & FM Engineering files. The new location for these files is ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/Bureaus/MB/Databases/cdbs/ or ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/Bureaus/MB/Databases/formatted/. For the present, these files will be duplicated in the old directory (ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Databases/), but at some not-yet-determined date that directory will be removed. Please make appropriate changes now. This data may also continue to be accessed through http://www.fcc.gov/mb/databases/.

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