The FCC has announced a tentative date of October 15, 2013 for a low power radio filing window, when the agency accepts applications for new stations. Why is it a tentative date? There are a few more steps remaining before the FCC can take applications. Here's a rundown of what's left.
The Continuing Translator Saga
To make room on the dial for community radio, the FCC must first clear out a longstanding backlog of pending applications for FM translators, also called repeater stations.