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.)
These applicants were either deadlocked or just did not file during the remedial window.
Today, the FCC has issued a Public Notice dismissing all of the LPFM applications that are short spaced on the third adjacent channel and did not or could not file a minor change amendment during the October remedial window.
Many of these applicants were deadlocked. They had not alternate channel to move to.
REC is disturbed by this action today as it affects the possibility of these LPFM applicants having any chance of getting on the air if the Commission was to relax the third adjacent channel rules as a result of the testing ordered by Congress.
REC feels that this is bad timing on the part of the FCC.
FCC releases cut-off sheet LPFM S-7 - ready to issue CPs to Oct 2002 Remedials
The FCC today has released cut-off sheet LPFM S-7. This list included LPFM applicants who were allowed to make major changes during last year's Remedial Filing Window.
Among the applicants include several in REC's Area of Interest in locations such as Lancaster (Rosamond), Banning, Fallbrook, Ventura and Bakersfield, CA. Nevada applicants in Fallon, Silver Springs and Yerington were also on the list.
These applicants needed to file Major Change applications to be compliant with the third adjacent channel protection that was mandated under the Radio Broadcast Protection Act.
Citing 9/11.. LAX requested to raise their power of their 530 kHz station
Citing that it is "essential to facilitate the airport’s efforts to provide emergency communications to the traveling public in the event of a terrorist attack", Los Angeles World Airports has filed an application with a waiver request attached to increase one of their 530 kHz transmitters from 10 watts to 100 watts. The application was filed on February 6th.