MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services

 

 

Office: (773) 599-AMFM (2636)

MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services

If you're in the process of building, maintaining or upgrading an existing AM, FM or TV broadcast facility, the resources found here are for you. If you want to prepare an FCC license application, amend an existing FCC license application, apply for a new Construction Permit, modify an existing Construction Permit, the resources found here are for you. If you need to move or in some way modify the facilities of an existing broadcast station or to perform the allocations studies required in order to even consider seeking a facilities upgrade, the resources found here are for you. If you're looking for the best possible way to get on the air involving the least possible work and local human resources, by and through the purchase of a custom designed, pre-configured, pre-wired and pre-packaged studio and transmitter package, the information here is for you. And, in ALL instances, MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services can and will be there to aid and assist you so that your project makes it through to completion with minimal time, effort and trouble to you.

MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services has been performing professional broadcast services for more than 35 years and, as the times have changed, so have our skills and abilities to do what it takes to keep your broadcast station completely up to date and fully competitive in this new world of consolidation, reduced ad revenues and highly competitive markets.

MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services is truly the full service broadcast resource that you need to keep your station competitive into and beyond the 21st century!

Our Services

Broadcast Technical Services, Broadcast Programming, Broadcast Management, Broadcast Information & Broadcast Technical Information Source.

Commercial FM, Non-Commercial FM, Low Power FM (LPFM), Commercial AM, Non-Commercial AM, Commercial Television, Non-Commercial Television, LPTV, Broadcast Engineering, FCC License Applications... It's ALL part of what we know and do on a daily basis!

What We Do For Our Clients

  •  FM Broadcast Information

    In addition to providing Broadcast Technical Services to review or prepare an application, we will also show how you can increase your chances of obtaining a license in the event of competing applications.

    If a programming time-share agreement with competing applicants is required by the FCC, we will negotiate and put together an agreement for you and obtain FCC approval. Fees for post-filing services, will be at reasonable hourly rates and in addition to those quoted in our "regular rates".

    We can also file petitions to deny against competing applicants if requested by you and if the facts and law warrant such a petition.

  •  Low Power FM (LPFM Radio) Broadcast Information

    The Low Power FM (LPFM) radio service is a non-commercial, community based FM broadcast service which was created by the Federal Communications Commission in January 2000.

    LPFM stations are authorized for noncommercial, educational broadcasting only (no commercial operation) and are licensed to operate with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 100 watts (0.1 kilowatts) or less. This resolves to maximum facilities of 100 watts ERP at 30 meters (100 feet) antenna height above average terrain (HAAT).

    The approximate "interference-free" service range of a 100 watt LPFM station is 5.6 kilometers (3.5 miles radius) however, some degree of reception is usually possible to distances of 10 to 15 miles, depending on terrain and the degree of interference received from other stations. LPFM stations are not protected from interference that may be received from other classes of FM stations.

    A construction permit is required before an LPFM station can be constructed or operated.

    A low power fm station must protect authorized radio broadcast stations on the same channel or frequency (co-channel), as well as broadcast stations on first, second, or third-adjacent channels above or below the LPFM station's frequency. This protection is accomplished through the use of minimum distance separation requirements, which are set forth in 47 CFR 73.807.

    Need an LPFM engineer? You've found the right place!

  • AM Broadcast Information

    AM broadcasting, even though it is the oldest form of true "broadcasting, brings up some very unique technical issues that have, for a large part, been almost totally ignored by the "modern crowd".

    Some people (particularly station owners and managers) tend to see AM as a form of "black magic" engineering and generally will tend to let an AM station literally fall apart before taking any form of corrective action.

    Please, take some time and read through this section. We'll be adding much additional information to it as time allows in the hope that we'll be able to help in removing some of the "dark fear" from this thing called "AM Radio"...

  • Application & Technical Insurance

    In addition to providing Broadcast Technical Services to review or prepare an application, we will also show how you can increase your chances of obtaining a license in the event of competing applications.

    We can also file petitions to deny against competing applicants if requested by you and if the facts and law warrant such a petition.

    If a programming time-share agreement with competing applicants is required by the FCC, we will negotiate and put together an agreement for you and obtain FCC approval. Fees for post-filing services, will be at reasonable hourly rates and in addition to those quoted in our "regular rates".

  • Our Mission

    MonsterFM.com exists to provide affordable, reliable and technically accurate broadcast technical & consulting services. You'll find our fees to be among the most competitive in the industry.

    Many prospective clients have asked us why they would need a professional technical consultant to assist with filing an application with the FCC. The answer to this question is simple:

    The FCC imposes very strict technical requirements on applicants and imposes very strict requirements as to who is eligible to apply. Because of these requirements, if your application is not in strict compliance with FCC rules and "letter perfect," with all of the required documentation and technical exhibits complete, it will be dismissed without a chance to file again!

  • Reasonable Rates

    MonsterFM.com exists to provide affordable, reliable and technically accurate broadcast technical & consulting services. You'll find our fees to be among the most competitive in the industry.

    Many prospective clients have asked us why they would need a professional technical consultant to assist with filing an application with the FCC. The answer to this question is simple:

    The FCC imposes very strict technical requirements on applicants and imposes very strict requirements as to who is eligible to apply. Because of these requirements, if your application is not in strict compliance with FCC rules and "letter perfect," with all of the required documentation and technical exhibits complete, it will be dismissed without a chance to file again!

    Our rates may not be the least expensive that you can find. This tends to limit our clientele to what we consider to be "the cream of the crop". People who know what they want to do with their broadcast properties and who understand that, when it comes to engineering services that will affect their radio and television stations for years to come, the services are usually worth exactly what is paid for them.

    Yes, you can get an application fully prepared for under one thousand dollars and, if you're really lucky, you can have it granted. But, when it's time to head off to a comparative hearing (or "points) situation, that "pay a little, get a little" philosophy will work against you at every turn.