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Pai shouts out to LPFM in blog. 19-193 R&O on agenda for April FCC meeting.

Photo of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (courtesy: FCC)

In his blog titled "Digging In For the Long Haul", FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces that the April FCC Open Meeting agenda will include the long awaited Report and Order (R&O) in MB Docket 19-193, also known as the "LPFM Technical NPRM/R&O".  In this blog, Pai spotlights various LPFM stations that h

REC acquires Los Angeles FM station, licenses J1 brand in Japan

RIVERTON, MD (APRIL 1, 2020) - - - In coordination with the separate announcement that iHeartMedia has acquired KHJ(AM) Los Angeles from Immaculate Heart Media with the intention to revitalize the old sound of "boss radio" to take on the homogenized sound of Saul Levine's oldies KSUR(AM), REC Networks has announced the acquisition of KBIG(FM), Los Angeles from iHeart Media.

Statement of REC Networks: Postponement of Auction 106

"I did receive today's news about the postponement of Auction 106.  I do remain concerned about the current status of a future reserved band NCE window as well as a future window for LPFM applications.  NCE and LPFM stations provide a noncommercial voice and have the unique ability to inform the community from a hyperlocal to a wide area.  Despite the postponement of the Auction, the vacant allotments will remain and current rules require both full-service N

Presidential State of Emergency: Information for licensed broadcast stations and those considering unlicensed operation

On March 13, 2020, the President has declared a "national emergency" as a result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. REC provides the following advice to existing licensed broadcast stations and for those individuals who are considering engaging in unlicensed operation under the guise of a "presidential state of emergency". This article is the opinion of REC Networks based on analysis of the current situation and existing laws and regulations.  Note, that this was not prepared by an attorney and those seeking legal advice should contact a qualified attorney.

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