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Revised as of September 17, 2020
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§ 73.870 Processing of LPFM broadcast station applications.
Link to an amendment published at 85 FR 35574 , June 11, 2020.
(a) A minor change for an LPFM station authorized under this subpart is
limited to transmitter site relocations of 5.6 kilometers or less.
These distance limitations do not apply to amendments or applications
proposing transmitter site relocation to a common location filed by
applicants that are parties to a voluntary time-sharing agreement with
regard to their stations pursuant to § 73.872 paragraphs (c) and (e).
These distance limitations also do not apply to an amendment or
application proposing transmitter site relocation to a common location
or a location very close to another station operating on a
third-adjacent channel in order to remediate interference to the other
station; provided, however, that the proposed relocation is consistent
with all localism certifications made by the applicant in its original
application for the LPFM station. Minor changes of LPFM stations may
(1) Changes in frequency to adjacent or IF frequencies or, upon a
technical showing of reduced interference, to any frequency; and
(2) Amendments to time-sharing agreements, including universal
agreements that supersede involuntary arrangements.
(b) The Commission will specify by Public Notice a window filing period
for applications for new LPFM stations and major modifications in the
facilities of authorized LPFM stations. LPFM applications for new
facilities and for major modifications in authorized LPFM stations will
be accepted only during the appropriate window. Applications submitted
prior to the window opening date identified in the Public Notice will
be returned as premature. Applications submitted after the deadline
will be dismissed with prejudice as untimely.
(c) Applications subject to paragraph (b) of this section that fail to
meet the § 73.807 minimum distance separations with respect to all
applications and facilities in existence as the date of the pertinent
public notice in paragraph (b) of this section other than to LPFM
station facilities proposed in applications filed in the same window,
will be dismissed without any opportunity to amend such applications.
(d) Following the close of the window, the Commission will issue a
Public Notice of acceptance for filing of applications submitted
pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section that meet technical and legal
requirements and that are not in conflict with any other application
filed during the window. Following the close of the window, the
Commission also will issue a Public Notice of the acceptance for filing
of all applications tentatively selected pursuant to the procedures for
mutually exclusive LPFM applications set forth at § 73.872. Petitions to
deny such applications may be filed within 30 days of such public
notice and in accordance with the procedures set forth at § 73.3584. A
copy of any petition to deny must be served on the applicant.
(e) Minor change LPFM applications may be filed at any time, unless
restricted by the staff, and generally, will be processed in the order
in which they are tendered. Such applications must meet all technical
and legal requirements applicable to new LPFM station applications.
(f) New entrants seeking to apply for unused or unwanted time on a
time-sharing frequency will only be accepted during an open filing
window, specified pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section.
[ 65 FR 7640 , Feb. 15, 2000, as amended at 65 FR 67304 , Nov. 9, 2000; 70 FR 39186 , July 7, 2005; 73 FR 3217 , Jan. 17, 2008; 78 FR 2108 , Jan. 9,
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