FCC announces ETRS Form One deadline, REC announces assistance to stations

Updated February 27, 2023 to reflect the due date for amendments to already filed ETRS Form Ones.

REC files comments in support of improvements to HD Radio

REC Networks has filed comments in MB Docket 22-405.  The FCC requested comments on two Petitions for Rulemaking.  One was filed by the National Association of Broadcasters and Xperi, the owner of the HD Radio technology to change the guidelines for digital effective radiated power (ERP) on stations running HD that are nearby other facilities on first-adjacent channels.  The second petition was filed by NAB, Xperi and National Public Radio to request that the FCC normalize the use of "asynchronous sideband" operation by stations operating HD Radio.

REC statement on the 2023 nomination of Gigi Sohn to the FCC

Now that the 118th Congress is now in session (well, at least the Senate), we are very excited to receive the news that the President has once again nominated Gigi Sohn to fill in the long vacant fifth seat on the Federal Communications Commission.

REC 2022 Annual Report on LPFM station counts and segmentation.

REC Networks provides an end of year "annual report" on the current count and organizational segment makeup of the Low Power FM (LPFM) broadcast service.  The number of LPFM stations are currently declining.  The main reasons for the past year's declines can be attributed to a few factors including stations that did not renew their licenses as well as organizations that are divesting their LPFM stations as a result of a granted construction permit in the 2021 NCE FM Filing Window.  The following data is a snapshot that is based as of end of business on December 30, 2022 (the last business d

REC Networks launches Mastodon instance: LPFM.social

REC Networks has launched a new Mastodon instance, LPFM.social.  

LPFM.social will be a small scale Mastodon instance that is open to:

REC tells FCC that EAS cybersecurity plan is overkill for Small Stations, calls on EAS manufacturers to step up to address security concerns

REC Networks has filed comments with the FCC in PS Docket 22-329, a proceeding related to Emergency Alert System (EAS) readiness and cyber security.

Scheduled system maintenance for 12/23~12/26 2022: FCCdata and LPFM.us

REC Networks will be performing scheduled maintenance between December 23 and December 26, 2022 for the following systems:

  • FCCdata.org
  • LPFM.us
  • REC Home Page

This scheduled maintenance is mainly to implement functionality related to the 2023 listings policy for LPFM.us, the National LPFM Station Directory.

During this period of time, you may see occasional interruptions in service or error messages.  FCCdata maintenance will take place mainly in the FCC FM portion of the system.

REC LPFM Advisory Letter #13 - NCE Filing Window Impact to LPFM Stations on Channels 201~222 (88.1~92.3) - Encroachment and Potential Displacement

Updated December 19, 2022

Revision #4 - New displacement warning issued for KPCY-LP. Updated to reflect modification of KQLO-LP. Delete cancelled license for WEMQ-LP. Updates for KCWG-LP., WGGM-LP, WMBT-LP, KCIU-LP, WDSW-LP, KEQQ-LP, WFGU-LP, KXPE-LP, KJZX-LP, KTHN-LP.

This revision is a routine update to this Advisory Letter to reflect actions taken by the Media Bureau and the full Commission in the 2021 NCE Window as well as subsequent modifications filed by NCE grantees.  


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