FCC Moves To Improve ‘MX’ Apps For New LPFMs, NCEs


Until now, mutually exclusive (MX) applications for new noncommercial educational  (NCE) broadcast and low power FM stations are resolved by applying comparative procedures that include a point system for selecting among MX applications.

While the NCE and LPFM procedures have facilitated the grant of several thousand new station construction permits, some of these regulations are “unnecessarily complex” and have caused problems for applicants seeking in good faith to comply with them.

The FCC now seeks to remedy that situation.

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