REC-FM joins Pacifica Network

Pacifica Network programming is coming soon to REC-FM as a result of a new affiliation agreement.

REC-FM, a showcase of community radio programming for non-commercial LPFM, full-service, Part 15 and internet-only stations will soon be airing Pacifica programming in addition to programming being provided from other sources.   REC-FM is operated by Riverton Radio Project Association, a non-profit media organization founded by Michelle and Eva Bradley to provide noncommercial educational community radio to the Maryland Eastern Shore.  

Statement of REC Networks: October 3rd's test for emergency alerting at the national (Presidential) level

First of all, to be clear; that in this statement, I am not taking any position on President Donald J. Trump; neither for or against.  What I am taking a position on is the trivializing of [today's] nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert test.

REC to FCC: LPFM should be considered an "FM broadcast station"

With the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congress is allowing "FM broadcast stations" and FM translators access to reimbursement for certain expenses accured as a result of the repacking of television stations.  In MB Docket 18-214, the Commission reached a tentative conclusion that LPFM stations were considered as "FM broadcast stations" for the purpose of enacted law and therefore should be permitted to seek reimbursement as appropriate. 

2018 National EAS Test postponed until October 3

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that the 2018 National Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) tests have been postponed until the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to Florence and other weather events.   The WEA test will take place at 2:18 PM EDT and the EAS test will take place at 2:20 PM EDT.

Clients retained by REC for the test should check their in-boxes for an update. 

Reminder from the FCC regarding the upcoming EAS National Test

As we are all preparing for next week’s nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) on September 20th, just a reminder to broadcasters and cable providers not to air the audio attention signal for WEA or the EAS during any news coverage of the test.  Any transmission, including broadcast, of the WEA or EAS attention signals or codes, or a simulation of them, under any circumstances other than a genuine alert, authorized test, or approved public service announcement violates the Commission’s rules and undermines the important public safety pr

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