HURRICANE IAN: - 9/27 1:25p ET: DIRS has been activated for all areas of portions of Florida. For Hurricane Fiona, DIRS remains activated in Puerto Rico. Se ha activado el Sistema de Reporte de Información de Desastres (DIRS) para todo Puerto Rico.. [ LEARN MORE ]
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Dream legislation to "sweeten the pot" for local community FM

This is a response to a letter to Radio World by Daniel Brown, Zebra Radio who was responding to Michelle Bradley of REC's previous letter to Radio World.

An idea to "sweeten the pot" for all-digital AM will "sour the sauce" for LPFMs

This is a response to a Radio World op ed by Larry Langford, owner of WGTO(AM), Cassopolis, MI.

This response was also published in Radio World online on May 14, 2021.  The originally submitted response follows:

REC Advisory Letter #8: Radio Frequency Exposure & Environmental Impact

On May 3, 2021, a Report and Order released by the FCC went into effect.  This Order did not change the radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines but it does require that stations verify that their antenna structures meet the RF guidelines.  It also defines the format for signs in areas where exposure levels exceed the minimum exposure guidelines.  Stations are not required to make any filings with the FCC after this verification is done.  Stations are required to recertify that th

REC Advisory Letter #7: Rental of LPFM/NCE stations, time purchase, pay to play and foreign government programming

Revised April 22, 2021

This Advisory Letter is a reminder to LPFM (and for that matter, full-service noncommercial educational station [NCE]) licensees regarding various activities that can be considered an “advertisement” in respect to the language of the Communications Act.

Section §399b of the Communications Act (47 USC 399b) states:

(a) “Advertisement” defined

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

Revision 1 (11/19/2020): Assignee's FRN is now indicated on the assignment application instead of the Consummation Notice.

Revision 2 (02/04/2021): Consummation notices for LMS filed assignements/transfers are also filed in LMS.

Revision 3 (04/22/2021). Clarifies that "point system" questions appear on the Assignment form and in most cases, replace the need for a separate statement.

Integrating the Elgato Stream Deck with Rivendell Radio Automation

Elgato Stream Deck

The Elgato Stream Deck is pretty much a Swiss Army knife for sending commands to a computer.

Update on TV Channel 6 stations ahead of the July 13, 2021 analog shutdown

Updated April 13, 2021

REC Networks is providing an update to those who are either (1) considering applying for a new full-service NCE station in the anticipated 2021 NCE Filing Window, (2) considering applying for a new LPFM station in a potential future filing window and (3) LPFM stations considering filing for a channel change with the new channel being in the reserved band (88.1~91.9, channels 201~220).

Auction 109: FCC announces procedures; REC announces services for auction participants including NCE.

The FCC has issued a public notice regarding the upcoming FM broadcast auction #109.   In this auction, 136 FM allotments will be available for auction with opening bids ranging from $750 to $100,000 based on market size and other factors.  4 AM allotments in the St. Louis area will also be offered, each with an opening bid of $50,000.

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