LPFM Channel Search Advisory
Relating to the recent Translator filing window.
Due to the recently closed translator filing window, we do not feel that the data in the LPFM Channel Search may be very accurate in the event that you are making long term plans for LPFM in your community.
This translator filing window should also have some severe impacts on our "Top 1000 LPFM Communities" list.
REC advises that you running the search after the FCC has placed the translator applications in the database as any future LPFM applications will have to protect those translators.
REC notes that many of these applications may be questionable and some may be dismissed. However, until the FCC reaches a final ruling (dismissal) on the translators, we will have to protect them.
The new translator listings are not in the datbase yet. We will advise when they are.
REC's query and application status tools continue to be updated on a weekly basis and are still very reliable for receiving station information.
Thanks for using the REC Broadcast Tools!