LPFM Third Adjacent Channel Study Released

Study shows favorable to potential elimination of third adjacent restrictions.

The FCC has released the long awaited study of third adjacent channel interference by Low Power FM (LPFM) stations. This report was ordered by Congress as a stipulation of the Radio Broadcast Protection Act passed a couple of years ago that imposed a third adjacent channel restriction to LPFM stations in respect to full power FM stations and FM translators.

An early view of this report shows very favorable to the restoral of the third adjacent channel. REC will evaluate the report and consult with our fellow LPFM supporters.

According to reports that we have received, there will be a public comment period upcoming. We will keep everyone up to date.

FCC announces singletons in Translator Invasion

FCC identifies over 4000 translator applicants that are not MX.

On 6/30, the FCC issued a public notice that identified over 4,000 applications filed during the Great Translator Invasion window of March, 2003. These applications have no other competing translator applications and should be considered singleton. These applicants are not subject to auction.

These applicants will be required to update their FCC application by 8/29/2003. Once the applicant does that, the application will be declared "accepted for filing". At that time, a 15 day public comment period will be open for petitions to Deny.

MB 02-376: Sells, Willcox and Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

REC files comments in response to Lakeshore responding to Journal Bc

REC Networks today has filed a response to Lakeshore Broadcasting, licensee of KWCX, Willcox AZ.

Lakeshore is attempting to move KWCX from Willcox to Davis Monthan AFB, a locality surrounded by the City of Tucson, an urbanized area.

In Journal Broadcasting's (licensee of several Tucson FMs) Reply Comments in this proceeding, they claimed that DMAFB is not listed on the Census and should not be considered as a community for allotment purposes. REC had made similar claims in our Reply Commnents.

On the community status issue, Lakeshore responds using Speedway, IN as an example that a community completely surrounded by a major city can still qualify as a community for allotment purposes.

REC open Letter to Rep. Maurice D. Hinchey (D-NY)

REC supports the spirit of the Reclaiming the Public Airwaves Act. REC wants assurances that non-commercial issues are also addressed.

Hon. Maruice D. Hinchley

First of all, on behalf of REC Networks, I would like to personally thank you for taking the stand that you are on the media ownership issue.

You appear to be one of the few who are not addressing strictly television ownership but also radio ownership issues. Unfortunately, unless you live in a remote Western community, then your chances of independent ownership of radio station is almost non-existent.

Although I am not a constiuent of your area, I do have some small ties to the Hudson Valley area, but this media issue is not just an Upstate issue, but is a issue of national importance.

REC In the News: The Great Translator Invasion

"Religious Broadcasters Swarm Radio" - link to article from the Nashville CityPaper

A recent letter written to the FCC from REC Networks has made the news in Nashville.

The following link is to a news article written about the March translator and how it may impact the Nashville area.

http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/index.cfm?section_id=10&screen=news&ne...

LPFM Applicants Facing Competition Can Use MAX

The MAX System returns for an anticipated MX remedial filing/settlement window.

REC has been hearing information that the FCC is planning to start working on the MX (mutually exclusive) LPFM applications starting 'later this summer'.

In anticipation for any remedial windows that may open for this, REC has fixed up and reactivated MAX, the Mutual Application eXchange.

MAX is a community forum where LPFM applicants can move meet with other applicants in an attempt to reach settlement agreements by either proposing a new channel, a new location, co-location or timeshare.

At this time, we are not aware of what the FCC will allow LPFM applicants to do to remediate their applications yet. However, we would like to see as many applicants ready to go as the window may be short.

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