UPDATE!For the most current information on LPFM, visit the FCC LPFM site.
The following is remains on this page for historical reference.
Notice of Acceptance of Low Power FM Broadcast Applications and Notifications of Petitions to Deny Deadline, Report No. LPFM-S-2, released August 16, 2001. List of LPFM applications received in the third LPFM filing window (January 16-22, 2001) and earlier that are acceptable and which are not in conflict with other LPFM applications. Acceptable conflicting applications will be identified in a later list.
All five filing windows for the LP100 stations are complete. If you don't understand the above, you should read the FCC fact sheet.
After the first 2 windows closed, congress passed legislation concerning the spacing requirements for these stations. On April 2, 2001, the FCC released new rules that detailed how the stations affected by these changes would be handled. In short, if the new spacing rules affected your application, you will probably have an opportunity to amend your application, after all other LP100 filing windows have been completed. After that, we should see the LP-10 windows.
The FCC will allow applicants to file during "filing windows". These windows are broken down into 5 "blocks" of states, one block at a time for LPFM 100 stations. After all 5 LPFM 100 blocks are completed, they will start the process again for LP 10's.
The first "filing window" was from May 30 through June 5, 2000 for Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Mariana Islands, Maryland, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Utah.
The second window was August 28 through September 1, 2000 for Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and Wyoming.
The applications filed in the third window (January 16 through January 22, 2001 for American Samoa, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) were subject to the new rules prior to being filed.
The fourth (Arizona, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, West Virginia ) and fifth windows (Alabama, Arkansas, Guam, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington) were held June 11-15, 2001.
Applications for window filing period must made ELECTRONICALLY on FCC Form 318. Paper applications on FCC Form 318 are NOT acceptable.
One word of caution, before you give anybody money, be careful! This is a new "industry". As with every industry, there are people who are willing to take the money of easy targets. As with each new industry, the number of people trying to make a quick buck is probably larger than in established industries. Almost by definition, LPFM applicants will be new to broadcasting and easy targets. Ask reputable broadcasters (not all of them can spell) about a company before you send them your $$$!
For more detailed information, see the FCC LPFM page .