The FCC has set the comment period in the FM6 (a/k/a Franken FM) proceeding.  Comments with respect to the FCC’s May 18th Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) will be due on July 18th, 2022. Reply comments will be due on August 1, 2022. Those who wish to comment should refer to the filing instructions provided in paragraph 60 of the NPRM.

As discussed in our prior blog post, this NPRM concerns the future of FM6 stations, which are channel 6 LPTV stations providing analog audio. The Commission is weighing a proposal that would allow existing FM6 stations to continue operating subject to certain restrictions, but would not allow any new ones.

If you have any questions regarding this rulemaking or its impact, contact your Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth attorney.