REC Networks has filed comments with the FCC in MB Docket 17-264.
The Communications Act requires broadcast applicants (existing and new entrants) to make public notice of certain types of broadcast applications at the time they are accepted for filing at the FCC. Currently, those notices are made through purchasing ads in newspapers. In an effort to modernize the rules and to reflect the current state of media, the FCC has proposed to eliminate the newspaper requirement and replace with an online announcement. The FCC also proposes changes to the public notice announcements heard over the air and officially implements public notices for LPFM. The LPFM implementation was an oversight from 19 years ago.