REC operational status (updated May 27, 2024 4:00 PM EDT) - REC will be in Limited Operations on Tuesday 5-28-24 due to family priority. No phone support. Email will be monitored throughout the day. Systems access only a part of the day. Normal operations are anticipated on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

FAQ: I have filed an LPFM application in the 2023 Window and I have noticed a mistake. What can I do?

You need to review your application fully before filing to assure that all information on that application is correct.

If, during the filing window and after certifying the application and receiving a file number, you notice that there is a mistake on the application, the ability to correct the application will depend on what the mistake was and when it was caught.

FCC extends EAS compliance deadline only for Sage users

In an Order released today by the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, the FCC has granted in part, the request made by REC Networks and the National Association of Broadcasters to extend the compliance date to support the new CAP Polling and revised EAS descriptors from December 12, 2023 through March 11, 2024.  

REC temporary system changes for Ownership Report deadline and LPFM window impacting FCC.today, FCCdata.org, Tracker Tool, eLMS

Broadcast ownership reports are due on December 1, 2023.  The Third Generation LPFM Filing Window will take place between December 6 and December 13, 2023.   To accommodate these dates and to keep a load off of the FCC systems, REC will place the following temporary changes in effect:

REC announces the start of a major system transition plan: "System40"

REC Networks has been known for running our assets "into the ground".  This includes our past phone system hardware, the software and hardware that we use and even the cars we drive.

With many of the components of the REC database infrastucture reaching or already past their end of life with some portions serving the universe for up to 20 years, it is time to do a major systems overhaul.  

In 2024, we will launch the "System40" initative.  System40 is named to coincide with the 40th anniversary of REC Networks.  

The key elements of System40 include:

REC and NAB ask FCC to extend EAS CAP Polling compliance date

REC Networks and the National Association of Broadcasters have filed a joint request with the Federal Communications Commission for a 90-day extension of the upcoming December 12, 2023 compliance date of the requirement that Emergency Alert Systems prioritize alerts that are received through the Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) of a Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)-formatted version of an EAS message when it receives both a legacy version (by radio) and a CAP-formatted version of the same alert.

FAQ: Why should a second-adjacent short-spaced LPFM proposal be as close as possible to the second-adjacent channel station(s)? That seems highly illogical. I thought it was, the further, the better.

All LPFM proposals need to provide minimum distance separations to domestic FM facilities (full-service, FM translator and LPFM) and vacant FM allotments on co-channel and first-adjacent channels.  They must also meet a minimum distance separation to full-service FM, FM translator and vacant FM allotments on second-adjacent channels.

FCC delays LPFM window at the community's request

The Audio Division at the FCC has announced today that the filing window for the Third Generation LPFM Filing Window has been delayed until December 6 through December 13, 2023.  

This request was made by a consortium of LPFM and community radio advocates including:

REC announces limited time opportunity for LPFM Filing Window requests

In order to assist organizations that just recently approved moving forward with applying for a Low Power FM radio station in the upcoming November 1-8, 2023 filing window and to accomodate those who are attending the Grassroots Radio Conference, REC has reopened for new LPFM clients for a limited time only.  

Requests can be made at:
https://LPFM.app

This opportunity is limited to those organizations who meet the following requirements/limitations:

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