LPAM: re: William C Walker's reply comments

In his reply comments, William C Walker gives the impression that REC is trying to do away with Part 15.

''In addition, REC Networks wish that the Commission should not take into Part 15 AM broadcasters into consideration is foolish. Displacing these legal unlicensed broadcasters is likely to anger many and lead to a greater problem with pirate activity on the FM band. Part 15 AM is an honest outlet for people bitten by the broadcasting bug but don't have the financial means or otherwise to build or buy a licensed radio station. Please do not do anything to take Part 15 AM away from these people or hamper their ability to broadcast.''

REC to drop Anime Hardcore Radio.. Focus on Hardcore J

REC Networks has announced that effective December 1, 2005, the long running broadcast Anime Hardcore Radio on Live365 will no longer be financially supported. REC will continue to support Hardcore J, the number one Japanese language music service on Live365 and the highlighted Japanese station on ROCK.COM. AHR will continue to be available for Live365 VIP members but the station will not be updated. AHR originally started as a spinoff of REC's former operation POWERPUFF-FM as POWERPUFF-Hardcore, a broadband version of the cartoon music station that played more longer anime songs.

REC on Newsline - well sort of...

Well, sounds like Amateur Radio Newsline had a story this week about REC. I seriously question if they did any research on the issue and on REC Networks. Even though I have a ham license, REC Networks is not an amateur radio organization. REC Networks cares about issues that assures private citizens access to the airwaves. Even though most of our focus is on broadcast radio (mostly LPFM) but we do comment on other spectrum issues, such as amateur radio.

First of all, this is an EXTREMELY OLD story. REC filed our amicus filing and did a news release and a podcast to report this filing back in June (remember, this is currently late September).

REC proposes LPFM protections - updates LPFM Tool

The REC LPFM Channel Search Tool has been upgraded with some new functionality. This new functionality placed in the system as a result of the FCC's latest Notice for Proposed Rulemaking allows you to perform various scenarios in relation to protection to translators. Feel free to give it a try.

There is button the search tool that allows you to automatically select all of the parameters that are being considered by REC in comments in 99-25. Under REC's current proposal, we are looking at the following changes:

REC Releases New Position Statement on 'Commercial' LPFM

Supports additional leeway for LPFMs to broadacst promotional announcments.

Today, REC Networks has released a new Position Statement addressing the issue of LPFM stations being allowed to air commercials.

The revised Position Statement was as a result of comments made by others in the LPFM community and after serious consideration by REC of the issue.

In the Position Statement, REC continues to oppose commercial LPFM stations operated in a manner similar to other commercial broadcast stations.

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