Embargo on Services - Due to activities related to preparing for the NCE Window, we are declaring an embargo on all major new work from 8/2~8/13, 2021. There are exceptions to the embargo. [Learn more!]
FILING WINDOW for new full-service NCE stations (88.1~91.9) - November 2~9, 2021 - Availability mostly in rural areas - get the details here!
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Rant from Riverton: 15 years of HD Radio.. the train has left the station.. but you can still catch it!

Fifteen years ago, an amazing radio technology was first introduced.  Why do so few people know about it and why isn’t its use very widespread?  Yes, I am referring to HD Radio, which just recently celebrated its 15th anniversary.  Still, very few people (outside of the industry) actually know about it or what it does, more or less actually owns a radio to receive it.  So, what happened?

NCE Window: FCC announces filing freeze, census data and other procedures

In a Public Notice released today, the FCC has announced some dates and set some procedures for the upcoming NCE FM Filing Window.

WYPH-LP prevails over full-service bully in Connecticut second-adjacent conflict

The FCC has reinstated the operations of WYPH-LP, Manchester, CT after over a year of non-operation and denied the second-adjacent channel complaint of Red Wolf Broadcasting Corporation. 

REC announces a temporary embargo on work requests from August 2~13, 2021

Due to the volume of requests that we have received for the upcoming NCE Window, REC is going to declare a limited temporary embargo on work requests between August 2 through August 13, 2021.  This embargo gives us some time to concentrate on the individual requests that have been received in response to our show of interest opportunity for the upcoming NCE filing window, scheduled for November.  We may lift this embargo prior to August 13 if we get more caught up.  

Exceptions to the embargo include:

Breaker! Breaker! FCC on deck to approve 11-meter FM CB

Michelle Bradley, CBT, KU3N.
July 15, 2021

Normally, three weeks prior to the monthly open meeting of the Federal Communications Commission, the agency releases drafts of the items they will be voting on in the meeting.  These "circulation drafts" are not the exact wording of the final decisions, but they are a good sneak preview of what is to come.

REC LPFM Advisory Letter #12 - Sunset of Analog Low Power TV Channel 6 Operations and Future Protection of Digital TV Channel 6 LPTV Stations (Updated 7/16/21)

July 13, 2021 was the final day for analog low power TV (LPTV) stations. A few LPTV stations in remote Alaskan villages were given authority to continue analog service until a time when those sites can be reached to convert to digital.

This also means that the so-called “Franken FM” (or “FM6”) stations (channel 6 LPTV stations that are using their audio carrier at 87.75 MHz to operate like an FM radio station) are also supposed to shut down.

RM-11909: REC addresses EMF/ABC concerns and praises the work of local LPFMs

REC Networks filed Reply Comments in the Simple250 Petition for Rulemaking, RM-11909.

In the comments, REC mirrors many of the supporting comments that were filed by LPFM stations across the country and focused on how LPFM stations are connected to their community as well as dealing with the technical challenges that stations face, especially where it comes to terrain.

REC also responded to filers that made oppositions and concerns about the LP250 proposal.

REC Networks endorses the American Music Fairness Act

For several decades now, radio stations have been exempt by statute from having to pay royalties for playing sound recordings over the air.  This was from a time when radio stations actually promoted music over the air.  Over time, this trend in radio had shifted in this country.  Gone are the days of the "boss jock" or the "good guy" who would not only announce the song, but even say what label the song was on.  Music on the radio has become more institutionalized, especially in the face of streaming services that have no DJs and allows you to skip songs that you don't like.

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