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Revised as of September 1, 2021
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§ 73.1715 Share time.
Operation is permitted by two or more broadcast stations using the same
channel in accordance with a division of hours mutually agreed upon and
considered part of their licenses.
(a) If the licenses of stations authorized to share time do not specify
hours of operation, the licensees shall endeavor to reach an agreement
for a definite schedule of periods of time to be used by each. Such
agreement shall be in writing and each licensee shall file it in
duplicate original with each application to the FCC in Washington, DC
for renewal of license. If and when such written agreements are
properly filed in conformity with this section, the file mark of the
FCC will be affixed thereto, one copy will be retained by the FCC, and
one copy returned to the licensee and will be considered as part of the
station's license. If the license specifies a proportionate time
division, the agreement shall maintain this proportion. If no
proportionate time division is specified in the license, the licensees
shall agree upon a division of time. Such division of time shall not
include simultaneous operation of the stations unless specifically
authorized by the terms of the license
(b) If the licensees of stations authorized to share time are unable to
agree on a division of time, the FCC in Washington, DC shall be so
notified by a statement filed with the applications for renewal of
licenses. Upon receipt of such statement, the FCC will designate the
applications for a hearing and, pending such hearing, the operating
schedule previously adhered to shall remain in full force and effect.
(c) A departure from the regular schedule in a time-sharing agreement
will be permitted only in cases where an agreement to that effect is
put in writing, is signed by the licensees of the stations affected
thereby and filed in triplicate by each licensee with the FCC in
Washington, DC prior to the time of the time of the proposed change. If
time is of the essence, the actual departure in operating schedule may
precede the actual filing of written agreement, provided appropriate
notice is sent to the FCC.
(d) If the license of an AM station authorized to share time does not
specify the hours of operation, the station may be operated for the
transmission of regular programs during the experimental period
provided an agreement thereto is reached with the other stations with
which the broadcast day is shared: And further provided, Such operation
is not in conflict with § 73.72 (Operating during the experimental
period). Time-sharing agreements for operation during the experimental
period need not be submitted to the FCC.
(e) Noncommercial educational FM stations are authorized for share time
operation according to the provisions of § 73.561.
[ 43 FR 45849 , Oct. 4, 1978, as amended at 47 FR 40174 , Sept. 13, 1982;
84 FR 2758 , Feb. 8, 2019]
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