FCC opens window for uncontested FM translator applications
The FCC is opening a new window in the spirit of its “expedited Auction 83 licensing initiative” which is part of the LPFM proceeding. It gives proponents of translator CPs which are not mutually exclusive to any other applicants the chance to file for CPs. Since these are singleton applicants, they will not be subjected to a future auction. Theis "filing window" is open through 3/28 for 713 singleton applicants to submit their long forms. This is a huge step in clearing the backlog of thousands of applications from the 2003 "Great Translaot Invasion". It will clear the way for an LPFM radio filing window later this year.