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 operational status (11/22~11/27, 2022) - REC is on minimum operations until November 28, 2022. During this period, please use email or use the EZ Forms. Phone calls may not be returned until after 11/28. Priority is given to REC clients needing to file a license to cover on a previously REC handled construction permit application as well as any emergency changes as a result of natural disasters. The long Thanksgiving holiday weekend is also a major systems development and maintenance window for REC. Expect issues with systems this weekend. Stay tuned to our status page for more details. Have a happy Thanksgiving holiday!
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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

20-401: REC files comments in FM Booster "Geo-Targeting" proceeding. New boosters must follow LCRA.

REC Networks has filed comments in MB Docket 20-401, which calls for changes to the rules for FM boosters to permit “geo-targeted” or independent programming.  FM boosters are available to FM and LPFM stations in order to provide FM service into areas where the station is unable to be heard due to terrain by synchronously rebroadcasting the primary station’s audio over an additional lower powered transmitter.  The booster rules require that the service contour of the FM booster remain entirely inside the service contour of the primary

Statement of REC Networks: Amazon's updated RF device policy

About a week ago, Amazon.com has announced to their marketplace vendors that in order to sell radio frequency devices, the seller must provide evidence of FCC authorization through providing an FCC certification number or contact for a responsible party as defined by the FCC, or certify that the product is exempt from FCC requirements.   All listings added or updated after February, 2021, must meet these requirements. 

REC Statement: The new administration and the FCC

Earlier today, President Joe Biden named FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chair of the Federal Communications Commission.  Ms. Rosenworcel has been on the Commission for about 8 years and has about two years remaining in her term. 

Statement of REC Networks: WMGG(AM) All-Digital Operation

For AM broadcast stations, making a change to all-digital operation means that their AM station would no longer be heard by listeners with a conventional AM radio, including those AM and AM/FM radios that people have in emergency preparedness kits.  In some areas of our country, the AM radio station, especially during the daytime, may provide some of the only localized emergency information either originated from the station or through the Emergency Alert System (EAS). 

20-299: NCE/LPFM stations voluntarily carrying foreign broadcasters as a part of their educational objective should be exempt from proposed disclosure messages.

REC Networks has filed comments with the FCC addressing the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require that broadcast stations that are provided programming from various foreign entities must disclose on the air that a foreign government has provided the programming regardless of whether the station was paid to carry the programming or not.

The Local Community Radio Act is 10 Years Old!

Thanks to Pete Tridish for reminding us that on this day, ten years ago, the Senate passed, on unanimous consent, the Local Community Radio Act of 2010 (LCRA).  Just a day prior, the House passed the legislation on voice vote. The legislation was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011.

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