LPFM CPs ARE EXPIRING! DON'T MISS OUT! ~ REC is providing discounts for LPFMs on the verge of expiration that need to move sites. [learn more]
REC will be unavailable to file any applications (other than Form 319 requests through EZForms and AM on FM translator requests for the new rules) between April 1~13, 2017 Please get your requests in for before or after those dates. Thank you for your understanding. (Translator requests must be received and prepared prior to 4/2.)
Due to the recently closed translator filing window, we do not feel that the data in the LPFM Channel Search may be very accurate in the event that you are making long term plans for LPFM in your community.
This translator filing window should also have some severe impacts on our "Top 1000 LPFM Communities" list.
REC advises that you running the search after the FCC has placed the translator applications in the database as any future LPFM applications will have to protect those translators.
REC notes that many of these applications may be questionable and some may be dismissed. However, until the FCC reaches a final ruling (dismissal) on the translators, we will have to protect them.
REC replies to a Petition for a Notice of Inquiry for a Community Broadcast Band.
REC has filed comments partially supporting a Petition by the Community Broadcast Band Discussion Group to initatite a Notice of Inquiry into new spectrum for a Community Broadcast Band.
In our comments, we supported the overall concept of a CBB. However we are supporting CBB using more established technologies including our previously proposed Narrowband Community Speech Radio Service (NCSRS) at 26 MHz.
We have also opened the petition to discussion of the NPR-endorsed expansion of the FM broadcast band to include the spectrum of the underutilized TV Channel 6.
A licensee of pager services in NYC has been given developmental authority to provide broadcast SCA-like services on pager frequencies.
A company in New York called FreePage has been successful in getting a developmental license to provide a service they call Limited Program Distribution Service (LPDS) in the New York City metropolitan area.
In the order for WT Docket 01-108 , the Commission specifically gave FreePage authority to apply for a Developmental License to provide this programming service in the New York City area on their paging frequencies.