The Federal Communications Commission will be opening a filing window for stations to apply for new Low-Power FM stations this coming November.
This is good news if you are at a school or organization that has wished that you could get your broadcasts on the airwaves so your community can tune in!
There is a quite a bit of work involved in the application process however, so if you are interested it is best to start ASAP.
Read all about it from the FCC itself at this link: https://www.fcc.gov/document/lpfm-new-station-application-filing-window-procedures-and-requirements
You will also find useful tools needed for to answer application questions at this site: https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/lpfm
Additionally, the Broadcast Law Blog from David Oxenford has some great information too: https://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2023/08/articles/looking-at-the-rules-for-the-november-window-for-filing-for-new-lpfm-stations-and-the-september-1-freeze-on-changes-in-existing-fm-translator-and-lpfm-facilities/
And if you are an IBS Member remember we are here to help as well! Just email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch with Allen Myers, our Vice President of FCC and Regulatory Affairs!