Upcoming opportunities for new stations

Because of various rulemaking and other activities, there should soon be some opportunities to obtain a new broadcast station.  REC has prepared a very brief overview of each opportunity.  If you wish to participate, please contact REC at 1-844-REC-LPFM (1-844-732-5736) to get started and prepared for the big day.

Full Service Commercial FM-Auction 109

138 vacant FM allotments in various parts of the country and 4 AM allotments in the St. Louis area will be available for auction.  Short form filing window: April 28~May 11, 2021.

Non-commercial Educational Reserved Band

Predicted to take place in late 2020 or early 2021... subject to delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New full-service/full-power noncommercial educational stations in the band 88.1~91.9 MHz and major changes to existing stations.  Stations must be a minimum class A (100w @ 30m HAAT) and can go up to a full 50 or 100 kW based on the part of the country where the station will be located.

Low Power FM - Third Generation

Predicted to take place in late 2021 or early 2022... subject to delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Low Power FM stations and major changes to existing LPFMs.  Stations can use any available channel in the 88.1~107.9 MHz band and must meet the requirements for LPFM stations.  

Alaska Class D Non-commercial Educational Stations

Available now on a first-come, first-served basis.  No need to wait for a filing window. 

New broadcast stations operating up to 99 watts at 30 meters HAAT.   Stations must be physically located in the state of Alaska.


For assistance, please contact REC Networks