FAQ: The most common myths about LPFM

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MYTH: The FCC requiring an educational LPFM/NCE licensee to be a nonprofit corporation recognized by state law is a violation of the First Amendment. 01/26/2024
MYTH: An LPFM applicant can claim the Established Community Presence point even if their corporation is less than two years old as long as 75% of the board members have resided in the local area for two years. 11/22/2023
MYTH: Adding “letters of support” to a filing window application will improve the application’s chances of a grant. 11/12/2023
MYTH: Full power station makes a modification and is now short spaced to an LPFM meaning that the LPFM station is automatically required to shut down. 11/12/2023
MYTH: LPFM stations (and full-power NCE stations) that are equipped with HD Radio can operate commercially on their HD-2 stream. 11/12/2023
MYTH: LPFM stations are required to have a public file, do quarterly reports, have a chief operator as well as file ownership and EEO reports. 11/12/2023
MYTH: LPFM stations may not construct an antenna higher than 100 feet. 11/12/2023
MYTH: LPFM stations must broadcast at least 12 hours per day. 11/12/2023
MYTH: Organizations applying for LPFM licenses must have been incorporated for at least two years and have a local headquarters and at least 75% of their board members in the local area. 11/12/2023
MYTH: Since the LPFM station claimed the main studio and/or local programming points in the filing window, they are automatically required to have a man studio doing local programming. 11/12/2023