FAQ: COVID-19 Coronavirus - radio operations

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If our station is silent, how will our renewal be handled? 10/30/2020
FAQ: Should we ask the FCC for a power increase during COVID-19? Boston got one. 04/12/2020
Is “tolling” available for stations off the air or unable to complete modification construction as a direct result of the COVID-19 emergency? 03/19/2020
Can an LPFM station rebroadcast a full-service radio station during an emergency? 03/19/2020
Can an LPFM station rebroadcast another LPFM station or a TV station’s sound during an emergency? 03/19/2020
Are any underwriting rules waived because of the emergency? Can we “promote” restaurants or other businesses that are still open? 03/19/2020
Because the government declared a state of emergency, can I use a rule that says that stations can increase power or use whatever means possible to make communications? 03/19/2020
If there is a forced quarantine or travel restrictions and I am involved with a broadcast station, how am I able to reach my station, tower, etc? 03/19/2020
If there is a state or local executive order or proclamation that states that businesses are being shut down (such as the one announced on 3/19 for Pennsylvania), does that mean we have to shut the transmitter down? 03/19/2020
Where can I find public service announcements (PSA) to educate the public on the COVID-19 coronavirus? 03/19/2020
Is the FCC open for the purposes of filing deadlines? 03/19/2020
How do I file an STA (Special Temporary Authority) request despite the FCC not working at Headquarters? 03/19/2020
FAQ: Can a full-service broadcast station rebroadcast an LPFM station? 03/19/2020
For the best interest of our station’s staff/volunteers, we have decided to close our studio. As a result, we have fewer live local shows. Do we have to tell the FCC or ask for a waiver so we don’t break the 8 hour local programming rule? 03/19/2020
For the best interest of our station’s staff/volunteers, we have decided to close our studio. As a result, we are not able to keep our main studio accessible for 20 hours per week as required by the rules. Do we inform the FCC or ask them for a waiver? 03/19/2020
We need to shut down the station temporarily. What do we do next? 03/19/2020
FAQ: Can I use the FCC's Third Party Fundraising guidelines to interrupt programming to raise funds for the Fraternal Order of Police or a labor union? 09/04/2018
FAQ: Can an LPFM station operate unattended? 11/09/2017
FAQ: Can a LPFM/NCE station interrupt programming to raise funds for another organization (such as the Red Cross) in the event of a local disaster? 05/15/2015