Want to change your station's community in order to do an upgrade? You must read this.
[Updated May 1, 2013]
On March 3, 2011, the FCC released an order making it much more difficult to move or improve stations when community changes are involved.
If the new community is within an urbanized area, or the station can be modified to serve more than 50% of an urbanized area, a rebuttable assumption will be made that the applicant intends to serve the urbanized area.
The rebuttal must be a compelling showing of the following:
1. The proposed community is truly independent of the urbanized area.
2. The community’s specific need for an outlet for local expression independent of the urbanized area
3. The ability of the proposed station to provide that outlet.
Many other factors are involved, including signal gain / loss analysis for the population of the current and proposed facilities.
Please contact Skywaves for an analysis of your stations.