LPFMRadio.com - Low Power FM Radio
LPFMRadio.com exists to answer questions regarding the FCC's Low Power FM Broadcasting Service (LPFM). Thousands of people, organizations and public service groups now have an opportunity to apply for, obtain and operate their own low power fm radio stations, serving local communities all across the country.
Since the idea behind the new service is that new broadcasters obtain LPFM radio licenses and new community-based voices populate the airwaves, there will be many who know little (if anything) about broadcasting in general, and LPFM radio in particular. As a result of this, our mission is to make available as much good information as possible, so that you can make an informed decision as to whether to apply for one of these new licenses. Then, if you get one, we will help you in determining how to go about getting it constructed and how to operate it properly and within the FCC rules and regulations.
A Brief Overview of LPFM
As an applicant, you will have to certify that your organization does indeed operate in the city in which you wish to broadcast. You will also be required to certify that a majority of your board (or other persons) live within ten miles of the proposed LPFM radio station.
Now that the FCC Rules are available, it's imperative that you take a long look at what the FCC is asking from potential LPFM applicants. If you have specific questions, please contact your legal council or other professional representative.
A Word of Warning! Until you have a construction permit, you do not have the right to purchase equipment and start broadcasting. When you have your construction permit and have built your facility according to your FCC issued LPFM radio construction permit, then, and only then can you go on the air. Under no circumstances should you even think about broadcasting until your construction permit is granted.
Unlicensed operation is against the law, and can haunt you for a long, long time.
Do I Really Require The services of An Engineer In Preparing My LPFM Application?
Many prospective clients have asked us why they would require the services of a professional technical consultant in filing an application with the FCC when there are so many "free online help centers". The answer to this question is simple to understand for anyone who is familiar with the filing process. But, the answer can be quite confusing to those who have never dealt with preparing and submitting an FCC application before:
In the end, only YOU can make the decision: Do you just want to "play around" and hope that what you think will work out is acceptable? Or, would you rather take every possible step at insuring that your application information is as accurate as possible in order to maximize your chances at getting that FCC broadcast license granted so that you can own your own LPFM radio station?
LPFMRadio.com exists to provide affordable, reliable and technically accurate broadcast technical & consulting services. You'll find our fees to be among the most competitive in the industry.
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