Seasons Greetings!

In the spirit of the holiday carol, we're wondering if you hear what we hear? The answer is: soon there'll be more community radio stations on the air!

Need more holiday-inspired tom-foolery? How about these new seasonal favorites: All I Want for Christmas is My Second Adjacent Channel Waiver, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Station Building, and Rockin' Around Form 318.


November 14, 2013

FCC Announces Additional Extenstion to the Low Power FM Deadline:

Applicants Now Have Until Nov. 15, 2013 3pm EST

WASHINGTON, DC - Shortly before today's 6pm EST deadline for submitting the Low Power FM application, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced they would extend the deadline yet again until November 15, 2013 at 3:00PM EST. The extension was granted due to difficulties that many applicants experienced while trying to submit their applications today.

November 15, 2013

Low Power FM Application Window is Closed:
Prometheus Radio Project Helps Thousands to Seize the Airwaves

WASHINGTON DC -- On November 15, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) closed the 2013 Low Power FM Application window that allowed for new community radio stations to be licensed.  Nonprofit groups, public safety organizations and Indian Tribes applied for Low Power FM (LPFM) stations on the FCC website. Applications were due by 3pm EST on November 15.

The deadline for this filing window was previously amended two times. The original filing window was slated to be October 15-29, 2013, but was postponed and then extended due to the government shutdown in October. The new deadline was moved to November 14, 2013 6:00pm EST, but as that deadline approached, technical difficulties on the FCC's website prohibited applicants from filing their forms. To allow for access to the site and database, the FCC extended the deadline to November 15, 2013 3:00pm EST.

 Summer 2013 Staff Transitions

This summer has been a transformative time for Prometheus. As we prepare community groups to become LPFM applicants, and eventually to become full-fledged community radio stations, our staff has grown to welcome new members into the Prometheus family. Our staff is prepared now more than ever to seize this opportunity to get radio into the hands of communities nationwide!

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.