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FCC 73.1020
Revised as of November 24, 2020
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  73.1020   Station license period.

   (a) Initial licenses for broadcast stations will ordinarily be issued
   for a period running until the date specified in this section for the
   State or Territory in which the station is located. If issued after
   such date, it will run to the next renewal date determined in
   accordance with this section. Both radio and TV broadcasting stations
   will ordinarily be renewed for 8 years. However, if the FCC finds that
   the public interest, convenience and necessity will be served thereby,
   it may issue either an initial license or a renewal thereof for a
   lesser term. The time of expiration of normally issued initial and
   renewal licenses will be 3 a.m., local time, on the following dates and
   thereafter at 8-year intervals for radio and TV broadcast stations
   located in:

   (1) Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia and West Virginia:

   (i) Radio stations, October 1, 2011.

   (ii) Television stations, October 1, 2012.

   (2) North Carolina and South Carolina:

   (i) Radio stations, December 1, 2011.

   (ii) Television stations, December 1, 2012.

   (3) Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands:

   (i) Radio stations, February 1, 2012.

   (ii) Television stations, February 1, 2013.

   (4) Alabama and Georgia:

   (i) Radio stations, April 1, 2012.

   (ii) Television stations, April 1, 2013.

   (5) Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi:

   (i) Radio stations, June 1, 2012.

   (ii) Television stations, June 1, 2013.

   (6) Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana:

   (i) Radio stations, August 1, 2012.

   (ii) Television stations, August 1, 2013.

   (7) Ohio and Michigan:

   (i) Radio stations, October 1, 2012.

   (ii) Television stations, October 1, 2013.

   (8) Illinois and Wisconsin:

   (i) Radio stations, December 1, 2012.

   (ii) Television stations, December 1, 2013.

   (9) Iowa and Missouri:

   (i) Radio stations, February 1, 2013.

   (ii) Television stations, February 1, 2014.

   (10) Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado:

   (i) Radio stations, April 1, 2013.

   (ii) Television stations, April 1, 2014.

   (11) Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska:

   (i) Radio stations, June 1, 2013.

   (ii) Television stations, June 1, 2014.

   (12) Texas:

   (i) Radio stations, August 1, 2013.

   (ii) Television stations, August 1, 2014.

   (13) Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Idaho:

   (i) Radio stations, October 1, 2013.

   (ii) Television stations, October 1, 2014.

   (14) California:

   (i) Radio stations, December 1, 2013.

   (ii) Television stations, December 1, 2014.

   (15) Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Mariana Islands, Oregon and
   Washington:

   (i) Radio stations, February 1, 2014.

   (ii) Television stations, February 1, 2015.

   (16) Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and
   Vermont:

   (i) Radio stations, April 1, 2014.

   (ii) Television stations, April 1, 2015.

   (17) New Jersey and New York:

   (i) Radio stations, June 1, 2014.

   (ii) Television stations, June 1, 2015.

   (18) Delaware and Pennsylvania:

   (i) Radio stations, August 1, 2014.

   (ii) Television stations, August 1, 2015.

   (b) For the cutoff date for the filing of applications mutually
   exclusive with renewal applications that are filed on or before May 1,
   1995 and for the deadline for filing petitions to deny renewal
   applications, see § 73.3516(e).

   (c) The license of a broadcasting station that fails to transmit
   broadcast signals for any consecutive 12-month period expires as a
   matter of law at the end of that period, notwithstanding any provision,
   term, or condition of the license to the contrary.

   (Secs. 4, 5, 303, 48 Stat., as amended, 1066, 1068, 1082 (47 U.S.C.
   154, 155, 303))

   [ 49 FR 4382 , Feb. 6, 1984, as amended at  52 FR 25604 , July 8, 1987;  59 FR 63051 , Dec. 7, 1994;  61 FR 18291 , Apr. 25, 1996;  61 FR 28767 , June
   6, 1996;  62 FR 5347 , Feb. 5, 1997;  76 FR 20249 , Apr. 12, 2011]

   


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