Sept. 8, 2014
The FCC has identified tentative selectees in 111 groups of mutually exclusive low-power FM applications.
The MX groups involve those individuals or entities vying for the same frequency in a market. When the distance between the facilities proposed in two window-filed applications does not meet the specified minimum distance separation requirements, the applications are treated as MX. An MX group consists of all applications which are mutually exclusive to at least one other application in the group.
In December, we reported, the Media Bureau identified the groups of MX LPFM applications filed during the LPFM window, and opened a 60-day window within which the applicants from each group could communicate with each other and attempt to resolve the conflicts through three methods — technical amendments, settlements, and time-share agreements.