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Information Radio Stations (TIS/HAR) •  Advisory Signage  •  Specialized Products/Services
Frequency Search and Licensing Services
FCC Frequency Search & Licensing ServicesOur Frequency Search and FCC Licensing Services ensure success in getting your station on the air when you need it and keeping it there.

  • We're experienced.
  • We coordinate and track FCC licensing in its entirety to protect you long term.
  • We're fast and inexpensive.

See rationale, recommendations and pricing below.

A History of Success . . .
We have been documenting radio systems with the Federal Communications Commission since 1983 and have provided more than 1,000 licenses for clients since then. We know how to get you licensed on time, every time.
A Long-Term Promise . . .
From beginning to end, we will be with you to obtain FCC licensing for your station; i.e., tracking filing numbers, informing you of grant dates and call signs. If you need to modify the application due to a change, it's covered. Should you need a temporary license to begin broadcasting before the FCC grants your 10-year license, it's in there. Once your station is built, we will file the required construction notification with the FCC to lock in your license for the full 10 years. Throughout the process, you will remain in the loop.

During the application process and for the life of your station,* we will scan the radio spectrum and advise you immediately if there are interference issues, including any changes in full-power broadcast stations that could negatively impact your station's operation.

*A standard service for all our stations purchased after January 2015; a purchase-able option for other TIS stations regardless of date or place purchased.)

Notes & Recommendations:

Because FCC processing time is unpredictable, we recommend you request licensing and other FCC documentation services as soon as you know for sure you will have a station − definitely no later than when you place your radio equipment order. See links (below) for easy-to-complete, interactive forms that get the ball rolling.

The FCC considers 10-year, renewable licenses for information radio stations secondary to full-power broadcast stations. This means, that in a rare situation in which a full-power station on the same frequency might move into a given area, an advisory radio station already in that vicinity on the same frequency might need to change frequency. We can assist. For a summary of the types of messages the FCC allows, see our Permitted Content webpage. For details, download FCC Part 90.242 TIS Rules, updated in 2013 and 2015, and the FCC TIS Compliance Guide, published in 2014.
Timely Service and Economical Pricing . . .
We will prepare your FCC license application quickly and independently, without requiring you to purchase additional services or order broadcast equipment along with it. Here is pricing:

FCC $895 Licensing Package:

(1) Prep of an engineering study.
(2) Subsequent filing of the first regular 10-year license application.
(3) Special Temporary Assignment.
(4) Construction notification, after your station is on the air.
(5) Minor changes plus tracking and notifications.

Add $150 per site for additional locations (includes all the licensing services listed below that you will need for your station).

Services to Order Individually:

Related Links . . .
  • We have designed a form to help you test frequencies in your geographic area and communicate with us about them. To use this interactive PDF form, download it by right-clicking our Frequency Search Report and Instructions and saving the form to your desktop (i.e., "save target as"). Then open the form separately, complete and email it back to us by clicking the blue "Submit by Email" button.
  • To complete a FCC application, right-click on the desired form below (1, 2 or 3) based on the type of station you want, save the form to your desktop, open it separately, complete it on your computer, click the "Submit by Email" button and you're done. Thanks. We will respond.

    1.  Single fixed station interactive PDF form.
    2.  Multiple fixed stations interactive PDF form.
    3.  Portable station interactive PDF form.

  • To learn more about information radio, see our Glossary of Radio Terms.