New LPFM Stations - Application Window in November

June 22, 2023 - Organizations can file new LPFM (low-power FM) station applications during the first week of November. The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is currently updating the online application to reflect rule changes since 2013, and when that is complete, nonprofit groups can begin preparing their applications online.

Want to Start a Station?

After 10 years, grassroots organizations will be able to apply for new Low Power FM (LPFM) radio stations. Although they haven't formally announced the timing, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to follow the recent full-power noncommercial application window with an LPFM application window. During the window, qualifying nonprofit organizations can apply for permission to build a new LPFM radio station.

UPDATED License Renewal Time! 2019-2022

  • Pre-filing renewal announcements discontinued.
  • How long does renewal take?
  • New announcement templates and broadcast schedules

All broadcast stations, including LPFMs, must renew their FCC license sometime between July 2019 and 2022. The process includes reading on air announcements at specific dates and times, as well as filing Form (Schedule) 303-S with the FCC. Both Covid and rule changes have made renewal procedures a moving target this time.

Prometheus v FCC is going to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court granted certiorari in Federal Communications Commission v. Prometheus Radio Project this morning, October 2, 2020.


The Prometheus Radio Project is pleased to announce our hire of Pavel Uranga as the Journalist/Trainer for our new joint Project with Center for International Media -- SCRAP ( Swarming Community Radio Allover Philly).

Pável Uranga started doing radio in 1979 and has worked in various community radio projects in Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mexico City, Chiapas, Saltillo (México), Blue Fields (Nicaragua), Quiché (Guatemala), La Esperanza (Honduras), and Quito (Ecuador).

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