LP-250 / RM-11909 - The FCC is now accepting comments in REC's petition to permit over half of LPFM stations to be able to upgrade to 250 watts and giving them the extra mile that may make all the difference. Learn more! File comments by June 21.
FILING WINDOW for new full-service NCE stations (88.1~91.9) - November 2~9, 2021 - Availability mostly in rural areas - get the details here!
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California... Renew your LPFM station license soon. Filing deadline: August 2, [ Renew through REC EZforms ]
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21-263: FCC proposes minor rule changes to fix inconsistencies, harmonize Class D

The Federal Communications Commission has released a circulation draft for a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in MB Docket 21-263, which eliminates or modifies some outmoded or unnecessary broadcast regulations as well as harmonizes some rules to be consistent with other rules and previously updated international agreements. This item will be voted on or before the next FCC Open Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 13.

REC Open Letter to Developers: Census Data for 2021 NCE Filing Window

This open letter is for individuals and companies that are in the business of developing software applications used in the processing of FM broadcast construction permit applications.

FCC upholds 19-193 decision.. including “Complex 250” : "Simple 250" not impacted.

In an Order on Reconsideration, the FCC has upheld all of the decisions made in their 2020 Report and Order in MB Docket 19-193.  The 19-193 decision made several changes to the LPFM rules, including:

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Revised Statement of REC Networks: RadioWorld LPFM article published June 14, 2021

On June 14, 2021, RadioWorld published an article with the headline "FCC Seems To Affirm 100-Watt LPFM Limit".  The article suggested that despite the fact that the FCC had brought REC's Simple250 proposal to Public Notice that the suggestion that Acting Chairwoman Janet Rosenworcel's comments in her personal blog that the upcoming action on the Order on Reconsideration bringing "finality to the rules" would render Simple250 "dead in the water".

REC LPFM Advisory Letter #11 - LP250 Upgrade: Technical Planning Considerations for LPFM Stations

With the recent public notice by the FCC, placing the latest REC LP-250 Petition for Rulemaking, “Simple250” to public comment as RM-11909, there has been an increased excitement within the community of the prospect that someday, many LPFM stations would be able to increase to 250 watts ERP (or its >30 meter HAAT equivalent).

LPFM Advisory Letter #9 (2021-update 2) – EAS National Periodic Test

Original version – 05/05/2021 / Updated 06/11/2021

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that there will be a National Periodic Test (NPT) of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in 2021.

The test is scheduled for August 11, 2021 at 2:20 PM EDT.  The backup date is August 25, 2021 at 2:20 PM EDT.  The backup date is only used if there is a major event or any other reason why the August 11 date can’t be used.

FCC To Uphold 19-193 Rule Changes at June Open Meeting By Denying 2 Reconsideration Petitions

The FCC has released a circulation draft of an Order on Reconsideration in MB Docket 19-193 to address two Petitions for Reconsideration that were filed following the FCC’s decision in last year's  LPFM Technical NPRM.  This item will be on the agenda for the FCC's June Open Meeting, but will likely be voted on just prior to t

Filing comments in RM-11909

Greetings from Riverton.  As you may know by now, the FCC has put LP-250 back on the radar with their public notice of REC’s Petition for Rulemaking (PRM), RM-11909. 

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