New Mexico Wildfires - 5/14: DIRS has been activated in two counties in New Mexico.. [ LEARN MORE ]
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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.

Integrating the Elgato Stream Deck with Rivendell Radio Automation

Elgato Stream Deck

The Elgato Stream Deck is pretty much a Swiss Army knife for sending commands to a computer.

Update on TV Channel 6 stations ahead of the July 13, 2021 analog shutdown

Updated April 13, 2021

REC Networks is providing an update to those who are either (1) considering applying for a new full-service NCE station in the anticipated 2021 NCE Filing Window, (2) considering applying for a new LPFM station in a potential future filing window and (3) LPFM stations considering filing for a channel change with the new channel being in the reserved band (88.1~91.9, channels 201~220).

Auction 109: FCC announces procedures; REC announces services for auction participants including NCE.

The FCC has issued a public notice regarding the upcoming FM broadcast auction #109.   In this auction, 136 FM allotments will be available for auction with opening bids ranging from $750 to $100,000 based on market size and other factors.  4 AM allotments in the St. Louis area will also be offered, each with an opening bid of $50,000.

Stop Asian Hate: PSAs now available

REC Networks and J1 Radio are currently producing public service announcements that will be aired across the J1 Radio properties to address the recent wave of anti-Asian American violence and harassment.  Versions suitable for radio will be made available through Pacifica Audioport for affiliates and Soundcloud for all other stations.  Please check our page recnet.com/stop-asian-hate for PSAs.  We will add them as they get produced.  Thank you for your support in helping us address this critical issue. 

 

LPFM and Hartford FM told by the FCC to cooperate in second-adjacent dispute

The FCC has released a letter decision in the case of New River Community Church, licensee of WYPH-LP, Manchester, CT regarding second-adjacent channel interference. 

20-401: ZoneCasting will increase interference, raise LCRA issues and promotes discriminatory practices

REC Networks has filed Reply Comments in the FCC's "ZoneCasting" proceeding, joining with the National Association of Broadcasters and major broadcast owners in opposing the concept of allowing FM Booster stations to be able to originate up to 3 minut

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