Acquiring a Station
A quick overview of key steps.
Public Service Operating Agreements
A growing number of public media organizations operate stations that are licensed to others.
When two or more parties apply to the Federal Communications
Commission for the same broadcast spectrum, the applications are
called "mutually exclusive" -- MX for short. For decades, these
mutually exclusive situations tied up commercial and
noncommercial applicants in agonizingly protracted stalemates.|
In 2001 the FCC adopted a point system to resolve MX situations involving noncommerical applicants.
Overview of Final FCC MX Decision (March 2001)
Attorney John Crigler analyzes the Commission's point system.
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