Shutdown backs of low-power FM timeline

The Federal Communications Commission is giving more time and more help to low-power FM applicants. The FCC took down its website during the government shutdown, creating more difficulty for applicants as the first LPFM filing window in a decade began.

As a result, the FCC has extended the deadline for filing Form 318 applications for new low power FM  stations to 3 p.m. (PST) Nov. 14, instead of the original Oct. 29 cutoff. A second LPFM webinar has been rescheduled for Thursday as well.

“The (FCC’s) Media Bureau recognizes that potential applicants had no ability to access Commission information and tools or to discuss filing issues with staff during the recent government shutdown.  The expanded window period is designed to ensure that all applicants have sufficient time to complete and timely file applications,” the FCC posted today.

The FCC said the session primarily will be a question and answer period where potential applicants can ask specific questions on areas such as the LPFM Channel Finder, creating a CDBS account and  other issues related to the LPFM window and the filing process.

Real estate data provider CoreLogic reports Medford foreclosure rates fell in August over the same period last year.

The Santa Ana, Calif., firm reported the rate of Medford area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 3.33 percent for the month of August, a decrease of nearly 1 percent compared to August of 2012 when the rate was 4.32 percent. Foreclosure activity in Medford was higher than the national foreclosure rate, which was 2.36 percent for August.

The local mortgage delinquency rate also decreased with 5.75 percent of mortgage loans were 90 days or more delinquent compared to 7.18 percent for the same period last year.

 

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