Goto Section: 73.850 | 73.854 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 73.853 Licensing requirements and service.
(a) An LPFM station may be licensed only to:
(1) Nonprofit educational organizations and upon a showing that the
proposed station will be used for the advancement of an educational
(2) State and local governments and non-government entities that will
provide non-commercial public safety radio services.
(3) Tribal Applicants, as defined in paragraph (c) of this section that
will provide non-commercial radio services.
(b) Only local organizations will be permitted to submit applications
and to hold authorizations in the LPFM service. For the purposes of
this paragraph, an organization will be deemed local if it can certify,
at the time of application, that it meets the criteria listed below and
if it continues to satisfy the criteria at all times thereafter.
(1) The applicant, its local chapter or branch is physically
headquartered or has a campus within 16.1 km (10 miles) of the proposed
site for the transmitting antenna for applicants in the top 50 urban
markets, and 32.1 km (20 miles) for applicants outside of the top 50
(2) It has 75% of its board members residing within 16.1 km (10 miles)
of the proposed site for the transmitting antenna for applicants in the
top 50 urban markets, and 32.1 km (20 miles) for applicants outside of
the top 50 urban markets; or
(3) In the case of any applicant proposing a public safety radio
service, the applicant has jurisdiction within the service area of the
proposed LPFM station.
(4) In the case of a Tribal Applicant, as defined in paragraph (c) of
this section, the Tribal Applicant's Tribal lands, as that term is
defined in § 73.7000, are within the service area of the proposed LPFM
(c) A Tribal Applicant is a Tribe or an entity that is 51 percent or
more owned or controlled by a Tribe or Tribes. For these purposes,
Tribe is defined as set forth in § 73.7000.
[ 65 FR 7640 , Feb. 15, 2000, as amended at 73 FR 3216 , Jan. 17, 2008; 78 FR 2107 , Jan. 9, 2013]
Goto Section: 73.850 | 73.854
Goto Year: 2020 |
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