REC Networks - 2024 Professional Services Rate Card (Full service - non reserved band)

This rate card is for any full-service FM station, commercial or noncommercial on the non-reserved (92.1~107.9) band.   It is effective from February 12, 2024.

There are separate price points and premium for commercial versus noncommercial educational (NCE) licensees.   NCE licensees in the reserved band, see the reserved band rate card.

W-9 and post-payment is available only for public sector applicants only with a purchase order. 

A premium applies for base rate fees on requests within the Nielsen Audio Top 50 media markets.

Facility related services

Description Noncommercial Educational Commercial
Base rate: Minor modifications (change in location, channel and/or antenna height that requires a construction permit).  Includes post-construction license to cover filing. $900 $1,400
Base rate: Channel change only at same location (no other changes)  Includes post-construction license to cover filing. $1,100 $1,600
add-on: Directional antenna / §73.215 showing $300 $300
add-on: International compliance study (used if short-spacing is needed) $200 $200
add-on Radio astronomy notification for Arecibo (applies to all Puerto Rico applications) $50 $50
add-on Radio astronomy notification for National Radio Quiet Zone $100 $100
add-on Community of License change $500 $500
Base rate: License to cover application if REC did not handle the modification application ($50 upcharge if there are conditions that require documentation) $400 $500
Base rate: Modification of license application (post change notifications of change in antenna, feedline and/or TPO) $400 $500
Engineering Special Temporary Authority (STA) applications Depends on request.  Contact REC for custom quote.

 Administrative and other services

Description Noncommercial Educational Commercial
Administrative Updates (name change of same organization, address and contact information changes) Free for REC clients with $350 minimum spend
$125 for other clients
Base rate: Assignment of License to a different organization (with or without consideration) - simple corporate structures only $600 first station
$150 each additional station
$700 first station
$250 each additional station
Base rate: Pro-forma transfer of control (same organization, board member changes over 50%) - simple corporate structures only $350 first station
$150 each additional station
$500 first station
$225 each additional station
EAS National Periodic Test handling - includes all three required forms $250 for one station
$200 per station for multiple stations
Silent notification / Silent STA in areas and at times when DIRS is not activated (includes resumption, but not extension filing) $300 $350
Silent notification / Silent STA in areas and at times when DIRS is activated (in disaster area) (includes resumption, but not extension filing) Free for REC clients with $350 minimum spend
$125 for other clients
Free for REC clients with $350 minimum spend
$150 for other clients
Resumption of Operations from being silent if notification/STA was not handled by REC $150 $250
Extension of any STA $100 if REC handled STA
$150 for other clients
Contour and Longley/Rice coverage report (not available in AK, HI, Guam, American Samoa or CNMI) $350

Special requests for services not described above will be charged based on estimated level of effort.  Please contact REC for details.

Top 50 Market base rate premiums

Premium is based on the total population that is within the 60 dBu (57 dBu for Class B1 and 54 dBu for Class B) service contour of the current facility that is located within any top 50 Nielsen Audio market and at least 50% of the contour is in a US Census Bureau designated urbanized area (2020 definition). 

Population in market Commercial applicants (% of base rate) Noncommercial applicants (% of base rate)
1~25,000 110% 100%
25,001~75,000 120% 100%
75,001~150,000 130% 100%
151,000~500,000 140% 100%
500,001~1,200,000 150% 100%
1,200,001~3,000,000 175% 125%
3,000,001~6,000,000 200% 140%
6,000,001 or greater 250% 155%