FCC announces ETRS Form One deadline, REC announces assistance to stations

Updated February 27, 2023 to reflect the due date for amendments to already filed ETRS Form Ones.

REC operations for the month of April, 2023

Due to attendance at NAB and some long overdue time off, REC will be going into minimal operations from April 14 through May 3, 2023.

During this period, we will have mimimal access to systems for research or filings, may not be taking live phone calls and limited time to respond to email inquiries or issues with REC systems.  Our level of access may vary day by day through this period (to the point of where on some days, we may be able to encounter a full operations environment.).

REC files comments in support of improvements to HD Radio

REC Networks has filed comments in MB Docket 22-405.  The FCC requested comments on two Petitions for Rulemaking.  One was filed by the National Association of Broadcasters and Xperi, the owner of the HD Radio technology to change the guidelines for digital effective radiated power (ERP) on stations running HD that are nearby other facilities on first-adjacent channels.  The second petition was filed by NAB, Xperi and National Public Radio to request that the FCC normalize the use of "asynchronous sideband" operation by stations operating HD Radio.

REC statement on the 2023 nomination of Gigi Sohn to the FCC

Now that the 118th Congress is now in session (well, at least the Senate), we are very excited to receive the news that the President has once again nominated Gigi Sohn to fill in the long vacant fifth seat on the Federal Communications Commission.

REC 2022 Annual Report on LPFM station counts and segmentation.

REC Networks provides an end of year "annual report" on the current count and organizational segment makeup of the Low Power FM (LPFM) broadcast service.  The number of LPFM stations are currently declining.  The main reasons for the past year's declines can be attributed to a few factors including stations that did not renew their licenses as well as organizations that are divesting their LPFM stations as a result of a granted construction permit in the 2021 NCE FM Filing Window.  The following data is a snapshot that is based as of end of business on December 30, 2022 (the last business d

REC Networks launches Mastodon instance: LPFM.social

REC Networks has launched a new Mastodon instance, LPFM.social.  

LPFM.social will be a small scale Mastodon instance that is open to:

REC tells FCC that EAS cybersecurity plan is overkill for Small Stations, calls on EAS manufacturers to step up to address security concerns

REC Networks has filed comments with the FCC in PS Docket 22-329, a proceeding related to Emergency Alert System (EAS) readiness and cyber security.

Scheduled system maintenance for 12/23~12/26 2022: FCCdata and LPFM.us

REC Networks will be performing scheduled maintenance between December 23 and December 26, 2022 for the following systems:

  • FCCdata.org
  • LPFM.us
  • REC Home Page

This scheduled maintenance is mainly to implement functionality related to the 2023 listings policy for LPFM.us, the National LPFM Station Directory.

During this period of time, you may see occasional interruptions in service or error messages.  FCCdata maintenance will take place mainly in the FCC FM portion of the system.


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