New LPFM Advisory Letter #16 - EAS software upgrades to support CAP Polling must be completed by 12/12/23.[Learn More] [11/15/22 15:45 EST]
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REC releases the third generation of myLPFM station management tool

For over the past 10 years, myLPFM has assisted LPFM stations in checking availability for moves and in the early days, it also assisted those seeking new LPFM stations to find their perfect place on the dial.  

Changes to EAS Rules currently on circulation; May require software updates

On Septmber 8, 2022, the FCC released the tentative agenda for the Open Meeting on September 29, 2022.   On the agenda for that meeting is an item related to changes to the Emergency Alert System (EAS).  With the agenda, the FCC released the circulation draft of the Report and Order for the EAS item that will be voted on during or prior to the Open Meeting.

REC files Petition for Rulemaking to call for reforms in future translator filing windows

REC Networks has filed a Petition for Rulemaking with the Federal Communications Commission to propose various rule changes related to future FM translator stations.  While we wait for what will likely be an LPFM filing window as early as 2023, the next logical step for secondary services will be an opportunity for new and major change FM translator stations for general applicants.

REC policy opinion statement: What constitutes "community need" under Section 5 of the LCRA

In Section 5(2) of the Local Community Radio Act of 2010Congress ordered the FCC, when licensing new FM translator stations, FM booster stations, and low-power FM stations, they shall ensure that such decisions ade made based on the needs of the local community.

REC provides update on potential timeframe for next LPFM filing window.

REC Networks announces an updated prediction on the potential timeframe for the next filing window for new LPFM construction permits and major changes. 

Please see our updated Advisory Letter #10 for more details.

 

03-185: REC calls for sunset of Franken FM, major reductions in TV protection by FM and calls for LPFM instead of full-service on 87.9

REC Networks has filed Reply Comments with the FCC on MB Docket 03-185.  This docket is mainly related to the continued operations of Low Power TV (LPTV) stations that insert an analog FM carrier at 87.75 and are marketed as a radio station.  This is sometimes called "FM6" or "Franken FM".  

REC files Petition for Rulemaking to extend the FM band down to 76 MHz

WIDE-FM logoToday, REC Networks, a leading advocate for a diverse dial, has filed a Petition for Rulemaking to introduce WIDE-FM.  WIDE-FM is a comprehensive plan to create 60 new FM channels in the 76 to 88 MHz spectrum on a shared basis primary full-service and Class A TV stations as well as with foreign TV stations operating on RF Channels 5 and 6. 

03-185: REC calls for the sunset of FM6 (Franken FM) operations and supports elimination of FM to TV6 protection requirements

In comments to the Federal Communications Commission, REC Networks, a leading advocate for a diverse dial has called for the sunset of analog audio services provided by some Low Power TV (LPTV) channel 6 stations, sometimes referred to as FM6 or by a more pejorative term, "Franken FM", as well as calling for the elimination of the requirement that FM broadcast stations on 88.1~91.9 MHz provide adjacent channel protections to TV facilities on RF Channel 6.

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