Low power radio getting its next day at the FCC


FCCThere is one item and one item only on the FCC Open Meeting calendar for 11/30/12. The commissioners will consider the next steps for FM translators and low power FM stations. Meanwhile, consideration of the ownership rules under the quadrennial review did not make the agenda cut.

Here, from the FCC, is the item up for consideration:

“Expanding Nationwide Low Power Radio Opportunities Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Sixth Report and Order: The Commission will consider a Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Sixth Report and Order, which address the final procedures to approve more than 6,000 pending FM translator radio applications and implementation of the Local Community Radio Act. The consideration of these items will represent the final steps toward enabling non-profit groups nationwide to apply for low power radio licenses to further expand the diversity of local voices in the media landscape.”