by Paul Riismandel
July 10, 2014
Four more LPFM construction permits were granted in the last week, but the big news is that the FCC released its list of 79 MX groups for states west of the Mississippi, as we reported yesterday. These are groups that are competing for a single frequency in their respective communities.
Now these applicants have the choice of working amongst themselves to resolve the competition, or the FCC will apply its point system to choose a winner. Another option is for two or more applicants to join forces and enter a time-sharing agreement. In groups of 3 or more applicants this might give the time-shared arrangement the extra oomph to win the license.