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List of changes coming to the LPFM service in 2020 and the next filing window.

Here’s a combined list of all of the changes that both have been adopted in MB Docket 19-3 as well as those items expected to be adopted in MB Docket 19-193 as it relates to LPFM.  The FCC is expected to vote on the 19-193 technical proposal either at the Open Meeting scheduled on April 23, 2020 likely by teleconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic or sooner (as the Commission did with the March meeting items).  Items on MB Docket 19-193 are subject to change between now and that vote.  In addition, there will be an opportunity after the Commission adopts MB Docket 19-193 that petitions for

Advice for Churches: Drive-In services

Despite the "stay at home" orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some states, including here in Maryland are permitting churches to conduct church services where congregants remain in their vehicles.  As a result, REC as well as other consultants, engineers, etc.

Pai shouts out to LPFM in blog. 19-193 R&O on agenda for April FCC meeting.

Photo of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (courtesy: FCC)

In his blog titled "Digging In For the Long Haul", FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces that the April FCC Open Meeting agenda will include the long awaited Report and Order (R&O) in MB Docket 19-193, also known as the "LPFM Technical NPRM/R&O".  In this blog, Pai spotlights various LPFM stations that h

Emergency or not: Unauthorized broadcasting is still illegal

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and changes in our daily life activities, we are starting to see discussions and actual situations where unauthorized transmitters are being used, especially for makeshift "drive-in churches". 

Statement of REC Networks: Postponement of Auction 106

"I did receive today's news about the postponement of Auction 106.  I do remain concerned about the current status of a future reserved band NCE window as well as a future window for LPFM applications.  NCE and LPFM stations provide a noncommercial voice and have the unique ability to inform the community from a hyperlocal to a wide area.  Despite the postponement of the Auction, the vacant allotments will remain and current rules require both full-service N

Presidential State of Emergency: Information for licensed broadcast stations and those considering unlicensed operation

On March 13, 2020, the President has declared a "national emergency" as a result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. REC provides the following advice to existing licensed broadcast stations and for those individuals who are considering engaging in unlicensed operation under the guise of a "presidential state of emergency". This article is the opinion of REC Networks based on analysis of the current situation and existing laws and regulations.  Note, that this was not prepared by an attorney and those seeking legal advice should contact a qualified attorney.

REC Networks COVID-19 Statements

REC Networks (REC), a leading advocate for spectrum access with special focus on promoting and maintaining the integrity of the Low Power FM (LPFM) radio broadcast service has currently been engaged in responding to the active COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.  

Guidance to stations: School closures due to COVID-19

Due to concerns over COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Harvard University and the entire University of Maryland system have announced that live classes will not resume after spring break.  In addition, some school districts, smaller colleges and priviate educational institutions have announced closures of campuses.

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