EAS requirements for LPFM stations

Low Power FM (LPFM) stations are exempt from the requirement to purchase an Emergency Alert System (EAS) encoder but may do so on a voluntary basis. All the other rules apply. Analog and digital class D non-commercial educational FM stations, and analog and digital LPTV stations are also exempt from the requirement to install an encoder [§11.11(b) and §11.51(e)].

These are the FCC requirements for decoder-only stations:

The numbers in square brackets above refer to the section of the FCC rules. Links open in a new window.
John Neuhaus, john@jneuhaus.com