The FCC has issued a Report and Order in MB Docket 14-127 in regards to the public file and political file obligations of radio stations, satellite radio providers (Sirius/XM), direct broadcast satellite providers (DIRECTV & DISH) and cable television providers.
Based on our inquiry to the FCC, it has been confirmed that this Report and Order does not apply to LPFM stations. LPFM stations will continue to keep their political files on paper and as a part of the station records. LPFM stations will not have access to upload public or political file data.
First and foremost, the order does not add any new public file reporting requirements for LPFM stations. LPFM stations are not required to maintain a public file but are required to maintain a political file. (§73.801 and §73.1943)
Starting Friday, January 29 and running for six months until July 28, 2016, the FCC is opening an opportunity for AM stations to be able to obtain existing FM translators and be able to move them to their area. The parameters for this window are as follows:
The FCC has denied an Application for Review that was filed by Nueva Esperanza, Inc. in the disputed MX Group #304 in the Philadelphia area. This group was originally awarded to a voluntary 4-way time share group that aggregated time share group which included three Germantown-based groups and South Philadelphia Rainbow Committee.