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Statement of REC Networks: Broadcast Incubator Report & Order

We need more diverse ownership.  We need more people, especially women, minorities and the LGBT entering the broadcasting field as more than just DJs, but as owners, directors and major stakeholders of commercial and noncommercial stations.  Chairman Pai's broadcast "incubator" experiment fails to establish a mentorship program but instead creates a free-pass for large corporate broadcasters to get favors where it comes to ownership caps.  We do not know how this impacts the Prometheus v FCC litigation but we are hoping that "Prometheus 2"/Georgetown Law is going to pursue this.   As a cons

Discontinuance of earthquake alerts on J1 Radio/J1ラジオ:地震予知情報の喪失

Due to changes being made by Twitter in August, 2018, REC/J1 Radio has identified that those changes may potentially impact our software that is used to provide real-time Japanese earthquake information.  This functionality is what plays the earthquake warning tones and announcements on J1 and J1xtra as well as real time logging of earthquake alerts on our earthquake site (eew.j1fm.tokyo).  

Translator interference: REC calls for "status quo" in policy until new LPFM rules are in place, demands more privacy for complainant listeners

REC Networks has filed comments in the FM translator interference proceeding, MB Docket 18-119. 

In comments, REC points out the distinct nature of LPFM stations as well as Class D educational stations and even smaller Class A full-service FM stations that are the most susceptible to interference by new and modified FM translator facilities. 

Statement of REC Networks: FCC denies Prometheus et al Reconsideration on all but one application

Today's FCC Media Bureau decision against Prometheus, et al upholds current policy in regards to filing Petitions for Reconsideration.  Even though anyone can file an Informal Objection, there are specific requirements for "standing" in a Petition for Reconsideration.  In a Petition for Reconsideration, you must be able to demonstrate that the individual or the organization would be personally harmed by the grant of the application for which reconsideration is being sought for.  Just based on geographic location alone, a large majority of these applicatio

Statement of REC Networks: Prometheus, et al files Petition for Reconsideration on FM translator Informal Objection

In their Petition for Reconsideration, Prometheus, et al does make some very compelling arguments as to why the FCC may have violated Section 5 of the Local Community Radio Act where it came to Auctions 99 and 100 as well as the ungranted applications from Auction 83.  Despite that, this does not change REC's original position that opposed the Informal Objections filed against nearly 1,000 FM translator applications in mid-May.  REC continues to maintain the position

Initial Statement of REC Networks: Prometheus, et al files Petition for Reconsideration on denial of their FM translator informal Objection

Prometheus, et al has filed a Petition for Reconsideration of the denial of their Informal Objection on some of the translator applications. REC is reviewing the objection and should have a statement by end of day.

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