FCC to convene LPFM/translator forum


FCCParties interested in the next regulatory steps for LPFM and FM translator licenses may want to put Wednesday afternoon 5/16/12 on their calendar. The FCC will conduct a 90-minute forum to illuminate the topic.

The session, which begins at 2PM Eastern, will focus on “…how pending FM translator applicants from the 2003 Auction 83 window and pending and prospective FM translator modification applicants will be processed, in accordance with changes implemented by the Commission in the LPFM proceeding.”

From the FCC, here is the list of panelists and the agenda.

* Peter Doyle, Division Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau
* Jim Bradshaw, Deputy Chief, Engineering, Audio Division, Media Bureau
* Tom Hutton, Deputy Chief, Legal, Audio Division, Media Bureau
* Kelly Donohue, Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau

* 2:00 – 2:05 PM: Opening Remarks and Overview
* 2:05 – 2:10 PM: Summary of 4th Report and Order
* 2:10 – 2:15 PM: Summary of 5th Report and Order
* 2:15 – 2:45 PM: Discussion of the LPFM Grid Tool, FM Translator Non-Preclusion Showings, and Processing Differences Between Spectrum Limited and Spectrum Available Markets
* 2:45 – 3:30 PM: Audience Questions
* 3:30 PM: Adjournment