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REC statement of Michelle Bradley, CBT, directed to all LPFM stations regarding LP250 and our current relationship with the NAB

(This originally appeared on the REC Networks Facebook page in an effort to reach all LPFM stations and stakeholders who may not use social media.)

REC opposes Rosenworcel's multi-lingual EAS plan - suggests a voluntary method to improve alerting towards non-English speakers

Edited April 10, 2024 to correct link to the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

FCC adopts rulemaking for Geo-targeted FM boosters on an experimental basis. Proposes to make permanent.

In a Report and Order released today, the FCC has given the green light for broadcast stations, including noncommercial educational (NCE) and low power FM (LPFM) stations to operate FM boosters that can originate its own programming up to three minutes per hour.

FCC clarifies March 15 MX notice to permit time share agreements.

On March 15, 2024, the FCC Media Bureau released a Public Notice to announce the official designations of the groups of mutually exclusive (MX) applications from the 2023 Third Generation Low Power FM (LPFM) Filing Window.

This notice also included the procedures associated with the 60-day settlement window that is open for all applicants identified as MX that will run through May 14, 2024. 

FCC announces LPFM MX Groups - REC escalates issue regarding time sharing to Media Bureau

On March 15, 2024, through public notice, the FCC Media Bureau identified LPFM applications that were mutually exclusive (MX) and assigned them to specific group numbers.  The Bureau also opened a 60 day period in which settlements can be made.  This settlement window will close on May 14, 2024.  According to the notice, the FCC will accept settlement agreements that are universal (involving all applicants) and agreed upon by all applicants.  These settlement agreements can include applicants requesting thei

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We have been made aware that customers of Viasat satellite internet services for home and small businesses have not been able to access the legal content that is provided by REC on all of our Digital Ocean hosted servers. 

REC Position Statement: MB Dkt 24-14: Priority Application Review for Broadcast Stations that Provide Local Journalism or Other Locally Originated Programming

On January 10 and released on January 17, 2024, the Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in MB Docket 24-14 that is titled “Priority Application Review for Broadcast Stations that Provide Local Journalism or Other Locally Originated Programming”.

REC Open Letter to existing FM broadcast stations re: interference from LPFM applications in the 2023 Filing Window

REC Networks is the national regulatory advocacy supporting small radio broadcast stations, such as those in the noncommercial educational (NCE) sector with a very strong focus on the Low Power FM (LPFM) broadcast service.

In December, 2023, the FCC had conducted a filing window for new LPFM construction permits. On December 17, 2023, the FCC released the details of the applications filed in that window. A total of 1,336 applications were filed.

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