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 106

Due to the issues around the COVID-19 pandemic, the FCC postponed Auction 106 and refunded all up-front payments to auction participants.  The allotments that were scheduled to be auctioned off still stand and must be protected by LPFM stations and by modifications to existing FM facilities.  The FCC should eventually announce a date when they will try again.

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