What started at 246 applications that were filed by Antonio Cesar Guel during the 2013 LPFM filing window has now dwindled down to 85. Many applications were dismissed at the request of Guel or due to FCC action. Applications in North Carlolina and Texas were dismissed as a result of investigations and supplemental filings by REC.
Through investigations, REC has cleared 19 applicants that were determined to be existing organizations and as a result, these applicants have received grants.
In the latest wave of objections, REC is investigating the so-called "HEFF" applications. These are the applications with a city name and then a common name such as "_____ Community Radio", "_______ Hispanic Church", "_____ Hispanic Educational Family Fundation" (or HEFF), etc.