On July 20, 1984, REC started as a commentline in the San Fernando Valley, CA. A commentline was a telephone number that you could call where you can hear people discuss issues and then you could leave a message to be heard next week. Talkradio over the phone in a way.
Over the years, REC has diversified into many different services and causes.
This last year, REC has been very busy with issues relating to Low Power FM (LPFM) broadcasting, including a major filing window and the ongoing issues around expanding access to LPFM stations by organizations across the country.
An effort to put the dismissed applications back on the table.
REC has filed an "Emergency Motion To Reinstate Applications" in an effort to temporarily reverse the Commission's decision on March 17, 2003 to dismiss hundreds of LPFM applications because they were "deadlocked" and unable to file major changes because they were short spaced on the third-adjacent channel.
These applicants filed prior to the rule being changed as a result of congressional action. REC is asking to temporarily reinstate these applications so the outcome of the comments on the MITRE report as well as any subsequent congressional action and eventual rulemaking.
This week's FCC LPFM activity in the dismissal department includes the first LPFM forced off the air to make way for a full power station and the FCC does a little "housecleaning" while they are at it.