MB 02-124: FCC grants allotment to Amboy, CA

FCC grant means another "highway station" is coming soon to the Southern California desert

The FCC has granted an FM allotment to the small roadside town of Amboy, CA at the request of KHWY, Inc., the operators of the famous "Highway Stations" along the Interstate 15 and 40 corridors between Southern California, Las Vegas and Arizona.

REC went on record to support the Class-A (Ch. 237A) allotment in Amboy stating that the allotment would provide city-grade service to a portion of Interstate 40 not covered by Highway Stations, The Drive or any other full power station operating in the area.

A counterproposal filed by Cameron Broadcasting was suggesting:
- Channel 231A instead of 237A be alloted to Amboy,
- Channel 237A be alloted to Desert Center, CA,

MB 04-224 - Pahrump NV and Lake Havasu City AZ - REC files comments

Supports a C3 allotment over a C allotment for Pahrump

REC has filed comments on an allotment case where the FCC was weighing out two different mutually exclusive proposals:

One proposal moved by Steven M Greeley would have moved a Class B FM station out of Lake Havasu City AZ (transmitter in CA) to be a Class C in Pahrump NV on the same channel.

The second proposal by SSR Communications would have established a Class C3 station without impacting the Lake Havasu station.

REC has gone on record to support the Class C3 allotment over the Class C. If given the choice, REC supports a Class C3 for the following reasons in this case:

FCC Grants LPFM Time Share

Two groups to share 94.1 in Visalia, CA.

The FCC grants what we believe is the first construction permits for a time-shared LPFM operation.

Two licensees will be sharing 94.1 in the Visalia, CA area. According to the FCC authorizations, Friends of Radio Grito/Proyecto Campesino will broadcast on the channel from 5AM-9AM Monday through Saturday while another group, Pacific Friends Outreach Society will have the channel in the evenings from 5PM-9PM Monday through Saturday.

LPFM groups facing competing applications can reach a settlement that is agreed upon by all applicants. If the agreement involves a time share, each applicant must broadcast at least 10 hours per week.

FCC sets aside controversial FM allotment decision

FCC sets aside controversial FM allotment decision

An order was released today by the FCC that sets aside a decision made a few days ago that would move a rural Oregon station into Seattle metropolitan area. The FCC gives no reason for it's decision.

After it was done, the docket included a couple of counterproposals as well as the original petitioner, Mid-Columbia Broadcasting filing an amended proposal which even included proposed making changes of allotments in Canada.

Like the cherry blossoms... the proposals at the FCC are in full bloom!

FCC wants to hear from you on IBOC, Wi-Fi and Ham refarming.

It always seems like when the sakura (cherry blossoms) are in full bloom in Washington D.C., what follows is a springtime full of issues to comment on at the FCC. This year is no different. The FCC has put several big ones on our plate.

HCJ/AHR to run pro-LPFM PSA

Spot encourages listeners to contact Congress to expand LPFM

In the fight to expand opportunities for new LPFM stations across America, REC Networks is now using the facilities of it's two audio webcast networks to spread the message.

The PSA, produced for Prometheus (www.prometheusradio.org) addresses the independent report ordered by Congress that endorses the elimination of a restriction on the placement of LPFM stations that was imposed after the LPFM service was established.

If the restriction is lifted, local LPFM stations may be placed in urban areas such as Fort Worth, East Phoenix, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Honolulu and many other areas. It will also expand LPFM's availability in suburban and rural areas.

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