Updated February 6, 2019
Full service non-commercial educational (NCE) stations that operate in the "reserved band" (88.1 to 91.9) enjoy a level of primary service and increased power levels. With the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that is coming out for MB Docket 19-3, it can be speculated but not confirmed that there may be a filing window for new NCE reserved band FM stations sometime after the FCC issues a Report and Order on the docket. Our guess is early 2020. To help prepare LPFM stations that are in rural and other non-urbanized areas where new spectrum is likely to be available, REC provides the following information.