REC now accepting Show of Interest for the 2023 LPFM Filing Window!

REC accepting Shows of Interest for the upcoming LPFM Filing Window between November 1~8, 2023. Learn more at and have REC handle your application at
REC operational status (August 18, 2023, until further notice) - REC is in modified operations due to the upcoming LPFM filing window and other resource intensive projects. We are currently not accepting any incoming live telephone calls. Callers are advised to please leave a message on the voice mail. Those wanting to start a new LPFM station do not need to call or e-mail us. Instead, visit and start the process there. Those with questions about LPFM can visit to get a general explanation of the service or use the resources at to get more information to more detailed issues (see and

For existing stations, due to our resource needs as a result of the upcoming LPFM filing window, REC has declared a temporary embargo on the following services:

  • Modifications of licensed facilities in all services.
  • Assignment of License & Transfer of Control applications in all services.
  • Modification of license applications in all services.
  • Requests for new FM Booster and Alaska Class D stations.
  • Special Temporary Authority applications except those in response to natural or man made disasters.
  • Digital notifications in all services.
  • The following services will continue to be available during the REC embargo:

  • Administrative updates.
  • Silent notifications, silent STA requests, extensions of silent STAs, extensions of STAs previously handled by REC and resumption notifications.
  • License to cover applications for modification and CP applications originally handled by REC.
  • Modification of granted construction permit applications originally handled by REC.
  • Activities related to the EAS National Periodic Test
  • These embargos will be lifted on November 13, 2023 or if we can determine that we have adequate resource time to handle embargoed application types. Thank you for your understanding. The Podcast is on hiatus until after the close of the LPFM filing window.

    LPFM stations can now have their logos and station information displayed in some connected cars at no charge.

    For immediate release.

    REC Networks has released Version 3.1 of myLPFM (  With this new version comes functionality that permits any licensed LPFM station to enhance their presence in certain vehicle models (with more on the way) using RadioDNS.   RadioDNS is an open source service originally established by the European Broadcasting Union but is available world wide.  

    REC statement on the merger of Aiir and PlayoutONE

    For the past few years, REC Networks has had an excellent relationship with Aiir, which provides content management system (CMS) solutions for radio station websites as well as providing mobile apps and we truly value Aiir being a part of our extended family. 

    It was with great excitement that we hear about the news of the announced merger of Aiir and PlayoutONE.  

    REC Networks implements RadioDNS


    REC Networks has completed its first phase of deployment of RadioDNS.  RadioDNS is an open standard which has been in use in Europe for over a decade and has been recently embraced in the United States.  RadioDNS permits any FM radio station to have their logos, station information metadata, internet audio streams and program schedules made available to connected cars and other compatible devices with very little resource requirement by the radio station. 

    REC Networks initial statement on NAB/Xperi Petition for Rulemaking

    Currently, all FM stations (including LPFM stations) are permitted to operate at a digital effective radiated power (ERP) of -14 dB below carrier (dBc), which equates to 4 percent of their analog ERP.  Stations can operate up to -10 dBc (10 percent of analog ERP) with a contour study showing that the station meets certain contour overlap requirements to first adjacent channel stations. 

    REC Advisory Letter #5: Changes to the Assignment and Transfer of LPFM stations

    Revision 5 - November 6, 2022

    In the context of smaller noncommercial educational (NCE) broadcast stations, including Low Power FM (LPFM), an “assignment” is a transaction where the license is changed (assigned) to another nonprofit entity. A “transfer” is a transaction where the license remains where the license remains with the same entity, but there is a significant change in the persons that control the licensee organization.

    REC releases the third generation of myLPFM station management tool

    For over the past 10 years, myLPFM has assisted LPFM stations in checking availability for moves and in the early days, it also assisted those seeking new LPFM stations to find their perfect place on the dial.  

    Changes to EAS Rules currently on circulation; May require software updates

    On Septmber 8, 2022, the FCC released the tentative agenda for the Open Meeting on September 29, 2022.   On the agenda for that meeting is an item related to changes to the Emergency Alert System (EAS).  With the agenda, the FCC released the circulation draft of the Report and Order for the EAS item that will be voted on during or prior to the Open Meeting.

    REC files Petition for Rulemaking to call for reforms in future translator filing windows

    REC Networks has filed a Petition for Rulemaking with the Federal Communications Commission to propose various rule changes related to future FM translator stations.  While we wait for what will likely be an LPFM filing window as early as 2023, the next logical step for secondary services will be an opportunity for new and major change FM translator stations for general applicants.


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