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REC petitions FCC for relief on LPFM multi-lingual EAS reporting requirements

In addition to the November 13, 2017 deadline that LPFM stations have for the National EAS Test, did you know there was a second reporting deadline for all EAS participants?   On March 23, 2016 without a lot of fanfare and zero-involvement from any LPFM interest, the FCC adopted an order that established certain reporting requirements from all EAS participants (including LPFM stations) to their State Emergency Communications Committees (SECCs).  

REC launches myLPFM 2.0

REC Networks is announcing the release of a complete re-write of the popular myLPFM channel search tool software.  This new version addresses various issues and needs including:

  • A very slow response time on the previous version
  • The inability for myLPFM to properly handle mobile requests
  • Transition LPFM from a "filing window" mode to a "lifecycle" mode.

The new myLPFM user experience allows you to "build" your new station by first specifying your location and then "constructing" your tower structure.  

Statement of Michelle Bradley: Elimination of the main studio requirements

Today marked the beginning of the end of local radio, especially in the commercial sector.  A station now only need to leave a toll free telephone number to make a mark on their community.  While I agree that there are some stations that are facing financial burdens as a direct result of maintaining a "brick and mortar" main studio, I do feel that REC's proposed solution was a reasonable compromise.

Statement of REC: NHMC letter to Chairman Pai /Declaración de REC Networks en apoyo de la correspondencia de NHMC con la FCC.

REC Networks, the primary entity supporting policy for Low Power FM (LPFM) wholeheartedly supports the statement of the National Hispanic Media Coalition to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai calling on the FCC to provide aid to Puerto Rico.  REC also supports similar aid to the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). 

Statement of REC Networks: Retirement of Peter Doyle

With the news of the retirement of FCC Audio Division Bureau Chief Peter Doyle, I would like to publicly thank him for the hard work he has done for LPFM including the task of implementing the Local Community Radio Act of 2011 which not only assured that rules were changed to reflect the will of Congress but also to assure that spectrum in urban areas was made available for potential LPFM stations despite the "Great Translator Invasion" of 2003.   Actually, Doyle, like myself, has been involved with LPFM since day one.