News from FCC

On Friday we got some generally good news from the FCC. The good news (which actually came in a day or so before) is that when they grant our license to go on the air it will be a renewable license. There was one thought that we would have to do a separate process to be granted renewable status. A good deal of the last year has been spent ensuring that this would happen, so getting this status was not a surprise, but it is going to be more seamless than we thought.

But the news we got on Friday (actualy a clarification) is that while our construction permit is fulfilled, we cannot go on the air before that license is granted (which is not true of other stations in a less complex regulatory situation).

When the license will be granted is not clear. But it might be as early as this week (last week in Sept). On the other hand, it might not be granted until some time in October.