REC to discontinue two webcasts

Starting on February 1, REC will discontinue POWERPUFF-FM and Hardcore 2.

Today, REC Networks has announced that the long running webcast of cartoon and novelty music POWERPUFF-FM will be discontinued. POWERPUFF-FM started back several years ago as a listening companion to the POWERPUFF.COM website.

Anime Hardcore Radio 2 is dubbed as the "lighter side of anime" and played slower music from Japanese animation.

At one time, REC had as many as 9 different webcasts. Previous REC webcasts have been discontinued as a result of the royalty fees imposed by the recording industry.

99-325: REC supports Anti-DAB Motion

REC supports petition to stop all IBOC operations and to go back to the drawing board.

REC has filed comments in favor of a Motion to Dismiss filed by John Pavlica to stop all IBOC operations citing interference to first adjacent channel stations.

In our comments, we have stated that the existing IBOC systems that place digital signals in portions of the band that is assigned to another radio station is not in the public interest of radio listeners as it will cause harmful interference to the listening of radio stations, especially in rural areas.

We support the deployment of Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) as an AM IBOC solution for both AM daytime and nighttime operation. DRM is an internationally accepted non-proprietary format.

A Comparative Review of Digital Audio Broadcasting

A look at 5 different DAB systems as well as our opinion on the future of DAB.

REC has released a comparative review of Digital Audio Broadcasting. In this report, we give basic information about iBiquity's HD Radio, Eureka 147, ISDB-T, Digital Radio Mondiale and a system proposed by the consumer electronics industry called MMBS.

In the report, REC endorses the use of DRM as a standard for digital AM broadcasting in the United States.

Commentary: LPAM, TIS, Part 15 AM & 02-380

With Calvary and MX LPFMs... we have bigger fish than LPAM right now.

There has been some discussion around the radio activist community on various subjects that impact the AM broadcast band. These include a Low Power AM (LPAM) service, extending the Travelers Information Service to organizations and asking for power increases for Part 15 AM stations during the current 02-380 Notice of Inquiry.

TIS Stations

FCC filings on Ham Radio and EAS

RM-10619 is a petition from the wireless cable industry to allow for "force tune" technology that will automatically change the set top box to a single channel on the wireless cable system in the event of an EAS activation. Current rules require EAS equipment on every channel of a cable system. Even though this type of arrangement is suitable for an analog cable system, it is more suitable for a system that requires the use of a set top box to receive the service to be able to use alternate technology, such as "force tune". REC endorses rulemaking on this subject and asks the FCC to expand it to also include other set top box based technologies.

FCC Cancels Experimental Grant to Antelope Valley alleged pirate

The experimental permit of WC2XZV cancelled for operating outside the terms of their license.

In a letter today, the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology has cancelled the experimental license WC2XZV due to emmissions not being in compliance with the terms of their experimental license.

Frequency Radio received an experimental grant from the FCC to operate up to 100 watts on several frequencies below 88 MHz as well as on 104.7 MHz stating that the grant was to test digital audio broadcasting (DAB) and it's impact on second and third adjacent channels.

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