References and Resources
A treasure trove of broadcast information available through REC! (Resources in highlighted boxes are mobile friendly.)
Interference from Translators
A comprehensive guide to handling interference as a result of new and proposed FM translators.
LPFM vs. Translator
Tracking interference cases against new FM translator facilities by LPFM stations.
Tracks the count of LPFM stations, view REC 6segments information, drill down by state & window.
REC Knowledge Base (FAQ)
A growing database of questions and answers have been received by REC as well as those that have been asked and answered on social media.
LPFM Grant List
Shows a listing of all LPFM original construction permit grants from the 2013 filing window in order.
LPFM Dismissal List
Shows a listing of all LPFM original construction permit dismissals from the 2013 filing window in order.
LPFM Pending Application List
Shows all currently pending applications involving LPFM stations.
Expiring LPFM CPs
Original LPFM construction permits that are due to expire in the upcoming months.
6 Segments of LPFM
LPFM is a very diverse service and stations are in one of 6 different segments.
A report ordered by Congress to study the impact of LPFM stations on third adjacent channels to incumbent broadcast stations.
LPFM Pledge List
2013 LPFM stations that obtained their license through elimination of another station based on points. These stations have local programming and studio obligations.
Filing Window Archives
Historical documents produced by REC and others related to the 2000/2001 and 2013 LPFM filing windows.
Spare Call Sign List
Updated daily! Shows the availability of potential call signs based on call letters not assigned in the FCC's broadcast database. Includes call signs that may be assigned to the maritime services.
FCC Filing Fees
FCC filing fees for commercial broadcast facilities. Non-commercial educational stations (including LPFM) does not pay fees.
FCC License Renewal Deadlines
The next renewal cycle for FM, LPFM, translators and AM is from 2019~2022. See when your state needs to be ready to file.
Class D FM in Alaska
You can still apply for a new 99-watt FM broadcast station... in Alaska.
History and legal reference
Search the FCC Record
Search by keyword or citation the FCC Reports, FCC Second Series and FCC Record. Covers 1934 until recent.
Radio History Project Station List
Shows all of the stations for which REC has entered FCC History Card data (1920s~1970s) which are reflected in the listings at FCCdata.org.
Radio in Japan
The broadcast spectrum in Japan and the availability of radios that tune 76~108 MHz which can be used in the USA if we extend the band.
Do I Need A License?
Information on Part 15 broadcasting in the USA and similar regulations around the world.