Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Pre-filing and post-filing radio licence renewal announcement for stations in New Jersey and New York

By Lauren Lynch Flick and Scott Flick

Full-power commercial and non-commercial radio stations and LPFM stations licensed to communities in New Jersey or New York must begin airing pre-filing licence renewal announcements on 1 December 2013. Licence renewal applications for these stations, and for in-state FM translator stations, are due by 3 February 2014.

Full-power commercial and non-commercial radio, LPFM and FM Translator stations whose community of licence is located in New Jersey or New York must file their licence renewal applications with the FCC by 3 February.

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 1 December 2013. The remaining pre-filing announcements must air once a day on 16 December 2013 and 1 January and 16 January2014 for a total of four announcements. At least two of these four announcements must air between 7:00am and 9:00am and/or 4:00pm and 6:00pm local time…

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