LPFM/TRANSLATOR/BOOSTER APPLICATION FREEZE NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL AUGUST 2 - Minor changes (318s/349s) will not permitted in this period. 319s/350s, assignments/transfers and silents/resumptions can still be filed.
GRASSROOTS RADIO CONFERENCE Albany, NY NEW DATES!! OCTOBER 6~9.. Save the date!
REC has filed comments in RM-11786, the Petition for Rulemaking from Aztec Capital Partners, licensee of Class C AM station WHAT, Philadelphia, PA and permittee of fill-in FM translator W260CZ. The W260CZ application has been facing objection from WVLT, Vineland, NJ which claims they have listeners in the Philadelphia area. WVLT is a Class A FM station located 35 miles from Philadelphia.
I am disappointed but at the same time understanding of the recently announced statistics related to the participation of LPFM stations in the 2016 Emergency Alert System (EAS) test and the subsequent reporting using the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS). In the Commission's report, they claim that only 61 percent of LPFM stations participated in the testing.
A Petition for Rulemaking has been filed by Aztec Capital Partners, Inc. Aztec is the licensee of WHAT-AM, Philadelphia and is the permittee of a translator W221DS, which was moved to the northwest during the 2016 AM Revitalization "250-mile" move window of 2016. This translator has been faced with numerous informal objections by Clear Communications (not iHeart), licensee of WVLT, Vineland, NJ, a class A FM station located to the southeast of Philadelphia towards Cape May, NJ.