FCC’s Noncommercial FM Filing Window Opens in Early 2021 –Key Considerations for Applicants

We expect the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon open an application window for permits to construct new noncommercial educational (NCE) FM stations and to make major changes in existing stations (including certain changes in frequency and community of license). If you are considering submitting an application for a new NCE station, below is a general overview of the process to help you plan for your filling now.

Schedule 340 is divided into several sections that solicit information that will enable the Commission to choose a winner from among two or more applications proposing technically conflicting facilities (i.e., “mutually exclusive” applications).