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Statement of REC Networks: Amazon's updated RF device policy

About a week ago, Amazon.com has announced to their marketplace vendors that in order to sell radio frequency devices, the seller must provide evidence of FCC authorization through providing an FCC certification number or contact for a responsible party as defined by the FCC, or certify that the product is exempt from FCC requirements.   All listings added or updated after February, 2021, must meet these requirements. 

REC Statement: The new administration and the FCC

Earlier today, President Joe Biden named FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chair of the Federal Communications Commission.  Ms. Rosenworcel has been on the Commission for about 8 years and has about two years remaining in her term. 

Statement of REC Networks: WMGG(AM) All-Digital Operation

For AM broadcast stations, making a change to all-digital operation means that their AM station would no longer be heard by listeners with a conventional AM radio, including those AM and AM/FM radios that people have in emergency preparedness kits.  In some areas of our country, the AM radio station, especially during the daytime, may provide some of the only localized emergency information either originated from the station or through the Emergency Alert System (EAS). 

20-299: NCE/LPFM stations voluntarily carrying foreign broadcasters as a part of their educational objective should be exempt from proposed disclosure messages.

REC Networks has filed comments with the FCC addressing the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require that broadcast stations that are provided programming from various foreign entities must disclose on the air that a foreign government has provided the programming regardless of whether the station was paid to carry the programming or not.

The Local Community Radio Act is 10 Years Old!

Thanks to Pete Tridish for reminding us that on this day, ten years ago, the Senate passed, on unanimous consent, the Local Community Radio Act of 2010 (LCRA).  Just a day prior, the House passed the legislation on voice vote. The legislation was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011.

Statement of REC Networks: Nomination of Nathan A. Simington to the Federal Communications Commission

Senate floor, nomination of Nathan A. Simington, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission. Yea 49, Nay 46.

On a party line vote of 49-46, the Senate has confirmed Nathan Simington to serve on the Federal Communications Commission to replace Commissioner Michael O’Reilly, effective on January 20, 2021. 

Section 154 of the Communications Act calls for the make-up of the Commission itself.  Specifically, that of the 5 Commissioners, only 3 can be from the same political party. 

REC Advisory Letter #6: Proposed changes to FM Boosters to support "geo-targeting"

This REC Advisory Letter is to advise LPFM licensees of a pending rulemaking proceeding before the FCC.  This is an overview of the proceeding and our initial analysis of the impacts to LPFM and potential positions that will be taken by REC Networks in respect to this proceeding.  As with any proceeding, REC always welcomes the input from LPFM licensees, including those that REC has not worked with in the past to provide input. 

Statement of REC Networks: Ajit Pai's announced departure from the FCC

Statement of Michelle Bradley, Founder, REC Networks:

Greetings from Riverton.

Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he will be departing from the Federal Communications Commission on January 20, 2021. 

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