Remaining Broadcast Application/Notification Forms Migrated to LMS

Posted on July 31st, 2023 by

The FCC’s Media Bureau recently announced that the remaining ten different types of forms that were still having to be filed on paper and emailed to the staff for entry into the old Consolidated Database System (CDBS) were migrated to the Licensing Management System (LMS) as of July 26, 2023.

The announcement is particularly good news for AM stations, who can now file construction permit, license, direct measurement, engineering STA applications in LMS.  Certain low power FM applications are now also enabled in LMS.  Finally, equipment test and program test authority notifications and restoration of licensed operation notifications can be field directly in LMS.

In connection with this announcement, the Bureau also reported that effective July 25, 2023, all “pertinent” information from CDBS was transferred to LMS and can be located using the LMS public search option. CDBS records (and presumably the system itself) will only remain available for a limited period of time.  If station CDBS records are not appearing in LMS, the Bureau asks stations to email them to address the issue.