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Pre-filing and post-filing licence renewal announcement reminder for radio stations in New England

By Lauren Lynch Flick and Scott R Flick

Full-power commercial and non-commercial radio stations and LPFM stations licensed to communities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont or Rhode Island must begin airing pre-filing licence renewal announcements on 1 October 2013.

Licence renewal applications for these stations, and for in-state FM translator stations, are due by 2 December. Full-power commercial and non-commercial radio, LPFM and FM Translator stations whose community of licence is located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island must file their licence renewal applications with the FCC by 2 December 2013.

Beginning two months prior to that filing, full-power commercial and non-commercial radio and LPFM stations must air four pre-filing announcements alerting the public to the upcoming renewal application filing. As a result, these radio stations must air the first pre-filing renewal announcement on October 1 2013…

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