REC operational status (updated May 23, 2024 2:40 PM EDT) - REC will be in minimal operations on Friday 5-24-24 and will be closed on Monday 5-27-24 for the Memorial Day holiday. No phone calls will be taken on Friday. I will be monitoring emails and will mostly have access to systems. The Michi is not feeling well and I need some rest days. Thank you for your understanding.

REC Networks announces guidelines for 2023 listings in the National LPFM Station Directory (

REC Networks operates the National LPFM Station Directory at  This directory lists every LPFM station across the country.  

During the last two weeks of the year (Christmas week and New Years week), REC has been doing an extensive inventory of all 2,000+ LPFM stations in order to try to find them so they can be listed.  This is a very time consuming process, especially with the many stations that choose to not be visible through the lack of a website and social media presence.  

LPFM stations can now have their logos and station information displayed in some connected cars at no charge.

For immediate release.

REC Networks has released Version 3.1 of myLPFM (  With this new version comes functionality that permits any licensed LPFM station to enhance their presence in certain vehicle models (with more on the way) using RadioDNS.   RadioDNS is an open source service originally established by the European Broadcasting Union but is available world wide.  

REC statement on the merger of Aiir and PlayoutONE

For the past few years, REC Networks has had an excellent relationship with Aiir, which provides content management system (CMS) solutions for radio station websites as well as providing mobile apps and we truly value Aiir being a part of our extended family. 

It was with great excitement that we hear about the news of the announced merger of Aiir and PlayoutONE.  

REC Networks implements RadioDNS


REC Networks has completed its first phase of deployment of RadioDNS.  RadioDNS is an open standard which has been in use in Europe for over a decade and has been recently embraced in the United States.  RadioDNS permits any FM radio station to have their logos, station information metadata, internet audio streams and program schedules made available to connected cars and other compatible devices with very little resource requirement by the radio station. 

REC Networks initial statement on NAB/Xperi Petition for Rulemaking

Currently, all FM stations (including LPFM stations) are permitted to operate at a digital effective radiated power (ERP) of -14 dB below carrier (dBc), which equates to 4 percent of their analog ERP.  Stations can operate up to -10 dBc (10 percent of analog ERP) with a contour study showing that the station meets certain contour overlap requirements to first adjacent channel stations. 

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

Revision 5 - November 6, 2022

In the context of smaller noncommercial educational (NCE) broadcast stations, including Low Power FM (LPFM), an “assignment” is a transaction where the license is changed (assigned) to another nonprofit entity. A “transfer” is a transaction where the license remains where the license remains with the same entity, but there is a significant change in the persons that control the licensee organization.

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.


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