Fox-FM Radio Network

 

 

Office: (205) 265-1369 (1FOX)

Fox-FM Radio Network - For the Good of Our Community!

Local radio once meant that a local broadcaster cared about the community served by their local radio station. On any given day or night, at any given time, you could turn on a radio and hear local news and information delivered in an entertaining and informative manner in such a way that the local radio station was, very literally, The Heartbeat of the Local Community. Whatever was happening, the local radio station set the pace!

Fox-FM is proud to still set the pace within the local communities that we serve! At Fox-FM, we go out of our way to gather, organize and deliver as much local news and information as we possibly can for the people of our local communities by and through our locally owned, locally programmed and locally managed Fox-FM local radio stations, 97.9 Fox-FM in Jackson, Alabama, 100.3 Fox-FM in Monroeville, Alabama and 101.9 Fox-FM in Jasper, Alabama.

Our Services to Our Community

Most people see a local radio station as "a big iPod that I can't control" that spews music, irritating commercials and vile and objectionable content out for all who will listen to hear. At Fox-FM, nothing could be farther from the truth.

Fox-FM is something different! We remember a time when the words "entertaining" and "vulgar" were actually two completely separate things and when the true mark of a professional entertainer was to be able to entertain an audience (or an individual) without having to "shock" that audience with a never-ending barrage of vulgarities.

What We Do For Our Audience - The People of Our Community

  •  Local News and Information

    When it comes to severe weather coverage, no one does it better than Fox-FM! We've proven this again and again within our community and, no doubt, we'll keep proving it into the foreseeable future.

    Local news is another of our Fox-FM specialties and, as anyone knows, local news is best when delivered in a manner that is fast, accurate and well presented while still maintaining a certain amount of common sense and dignity for those involved.

  •  Local Public Service

    If it's happening within our community, Fox-FM is there! We're constantly reaching out to local schools, churches, community organizations and essentially anyone for news and information regarding local community events and happenings so that we can keep the people of our community fully informed of all local events and happenings.

  • Local Public Affairs

    What's going on with our local city and county governments? What can we, as a community, do to be more involved within our community? What can we, as a community, do to make our community a better and safer place to live and within which to raise our children?

    Fox-FM gets involved in these issues and more on a daily basis!

  • 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.

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.