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REC Advisory Letter #4: Directional antennas for LPFM stations

Updated May 24, 2021 to reflect clarification on application handling for directional antennas for the sole purpose of travelers information stations and second adjcent channel waivers based on a consultation with FCC staff.

FCC taking comments on REC's "Simple 250" LPFM Class of Service

The FCC has announced today by Public Notice that REC's latest 250-watt LPFM service Petition for Rulemaking has been assigned RM-11909. 

Dream legislation to "sweeten the pot" for local community FM

This is a response to a letter to Radio World by Daniel Brown, Zebra Radio who was responding to Michelle Bradley of REC's previous letter to Radio World.

An idea to "sweeten the pot" for all-digital AM will "sour the sauce" for LPFMs

This is a response to a Radio World op ed by Larry Langford, owner of WGTO(AM), Cassopolis, MI.

This response was also published in Radio World online on May 14, 2021.  The originally submitted response follows:

REC Advisory Letter #8: Radio Frequency Exposure & Environmental Impact

On May 3, 2021, a Report and Order released by the FCC went into effect.  This Order did not change the radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines but it does require that stations verify that their antenna structures meet the RF guidelines.  It also defines the format for signs in areas where exposure levels exceed the minimum exposure guidelines.  Stations are not required to make any filings with the FCC after this verification is done.  Stations are required to recertify that th

REC Advisory Letter #2: LPFM stations operating on channels 201~221 (88.1~92.1): NCE filing window

Revised April 22, 2021

The following is a revised Advisory Letter from REC Networks to Low Power FM (LPFM) stations operating on reserved band channels 201~220 (88.1~91.9) and on channel 221 (92.1), which is first adjacent to channel 220 (91.9) to inform these stations about an upcoming filing window at the FCC for primary full-service facilities that can cause interference to or displace secondary LPFM stations.

REC Advisory Letter #7: Rental of LPFM/NCE stations, time purchase, pay to play and foreign government programming

Revised April 22, 2021

This Advisory Letter is a reminder to LPFM (and for that matter, full-service noncommercial educational station [NCE]) licensees regarding various activities that can be considered an “advertisement” in respect to the language of the Communications Act.

Section §399b of the Communications Act (47 USC 399b) states:

(a) “Advertisement” defined

REC Advisory Letter #5: Changes to the Assignment and Transfer of LPFM stations

Revision 1 (11/19/2020): Assignee's FRN is now indicated on the assignment application instead of the Consummation Notice.

Revision 2 (02/04/2021): Consummation notices for LMS filed assignements/transfers are also filed in LMS.

Revision 3 (04/22/2021). Clarifies that "point system" questions appear on the Assignment form and in most cases, replace the need for a separate statement.

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