Media Bureau Issues Two Tentative Selectee Orders for new NCE Radio Stations

Posted on March 31st, 2022 by

During March, the FCC issued two orders tentatively selecting applicants from mutually exclusive groups to be awarded NCE radio station construction permits.  The first was issued on March 9 and the second on March 24.  An earlier decision also selected a tribal entity as selectee.

Applicants selected in the orders must now wait for 30 days after the FCC’s notice accepting the application for filing to see if there are any objections filed.  If not, permits should be issued shortly after the end of the 30-day period.

So far, the FCC’s orders have made selections based upon fair distribution analysis, where one applicant’s proposal is superior in coverage/population to others in the group.  Later, we expect selection orders that analyze the points claimed by applicants in a group, where the applicant with the highest points is selected.