Monthly ArchiveJanuary 2012

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National EAS ETRS Forms Due August 2018

National EAS ETRS Forms Due August 2018

It’s nearly National EAS Testing time. The FCC is getting ready for the 2018 National EAS Test. All radio and television broadcasters, including LPFM radio stations are required to fill out the ETRS form one by August 27. I can prepare and file the three forms for you for only $150 per station. 903-270-1500 If […]

Congress Explores Tools for Shutting Pirate Radio

Boosting FCC fines to as much as $2 million, penalizing building owners and stepping up raids in major Radio markets are among the options Congress is considering for combating illegal broadcast operations under legislation unveiled last week in a House Telecommunications Subcommittee hearing. The measures are intended to protect against interference with licensed broadcasters, the […]

Tropospheric Ducting – What Happened to My Station?

What Happened to My Station? Steve Callahan for Radio-Guide Magazine It’s been good season for tropospheric ducting along the New England shore. You might not be familiar with the term “tropospheric ducting,” but you just might have experienced it and not known why. We’re all familiar with the way that AM signals bounce at night […]

Start Your OWN Low Power FM Radio Station!

The LPFM Store has set up hundreds of low power FM and commercial FM radio stations across the United States, and also supports hundreds of other installations in other parts of the world. We can assist you or your organization to start a new Radio Station – either broadcasting on a low power basis, on a […]

LPFM Waiver on New EAS Reporting Duty Requested

In November 2017 LPFM  an advocacy group petitioned the FCC for relief to LPFM radio stations concerning meeting new multilingual EAS reporting requirements. Citing low publicity surrounding an order adopted by the FCC in March 2016  and lack of input from LPFM stations, REC Networks has  filed a motion for either a blanket waiver or extension of time for […]

Special FM Translator Window for AM Stations Open

As announced in October 2015 in the AM Order the commission had opened a special filing window for FM translators for use with AM radio stations. This is a two part window, with the first part open now for the next six months – ending July 28, 2016. The second window will be for three […]

Link: Broadcast Music licensing for LPFM Radio Stations – The LPFM Store

Leo Ashcraft posted a link to LPFM’s wall: We have called all of the music authorities and have updated the article for 2014. Rates for LPFM will range from $635 – $735 annually. http://lpfmstore.com/broadcast-music-licensing-for-lpfm-radio-stations/…

LPFM License Application Process – Frequently Asked Questions

LPFM License Application Process – Frequently Asked Questions

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will accept electronically filed low power FM (LPFM) construction permit applications for new LPFM stations from October 15, 2013 to 6 PM EST on November 14, 2013. To help consumers with the filing process, here are answers to some commonly asked questions. Additional information is posted on the main LPFM page at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/low-power-fm-broadcast-radio-stations-lpfm. Because these FAQs do not cover every aspect of the LPFM service, please make sure you read and understand all the rules before you apply (the link for the rules is at the end of this document).

LPFM Radio Filing Window – Congress Takes Notice – Filing Window Extended through 11/14

LPFM Radio Filing Window – Congress Takes Notice – Filing Window Extended through 11/14

BREAKING: LPFM Store staff Dustin Williams was in contact with Third District Congressman Adrian Smith who said this morning: “We will be releasing an LPFM-specific public notice shortly which will announce an extended window filing period and the rescheduling of the webinar that was to have occurred on 10/3.” The extended window is confirmed through at least 11/14 – We continue to work for an additional extension through 11/21

Low Power FM Radio Filing Window is Open – When it Closes – No One Knows for Sure!

For now we know this for sure, the window is open NOW. If you intend to apply you need to take necessary steps immediately to ensure there is enough time to prepare your applications and file during this open window. Depending on your situation, even at an accelerated pace, there are several steps in preparation you must take that could take several days. We have ways of accelerating this process, but you will need to call is today to make sure you don’t lose this very rare opportunity. Call us today at 888-672-4234We will keep you informed of the LPFM filing window closure dates and any further Low Power FM Radio information at LPFMStore.com and on our automated hotline at 903-550-0203 This free hotline will remain available throughout the LPFM Radio filing window.

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National EAS ETRS Forms Due August 2018

National EAS ETRS Forms Due August 2018

It’s nearly National EAS Testing time. The FCC is getting ready for the 2018 National EAS Test. All radio and television broadcasters, including LPFM radio stations are required to fill out the ETRS form one by August 27. I can prepare and file the three forms for you for only

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Congress Explores Tools for Shutting Pirate Radio

Congress Explores Tools for Shutting Pirate Radio

Boosting FCC fines to as much as $2 million, penalizing building owners and stepping up raids in major Radio markets are among the options Congress is considering for combating illegal broadcast operations under legislation unveiled last week in a House Telecommunications Subcommittee hearing. The measures are intended to protect against

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FCC Gives Blue Alerts a Green Light

FCC Gives Blue Alerts a Green Light

A new alert code has been added to the nation’s emergency alert system.   At its December Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission moved to amend the EAS rules by adding a new event code — a Blue Alert — that can be sent over the EAS and the Wireless

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FCC Warns Operator About Two Stations

FCC Warns Operator About Two Stations

Agents from Enforcement Bureau made not one … not two … but eight different visits to a residential property in Lauderhill, Fla., that was allegedly illegally broadcasting radio signals on not one, but two different frequencies.   Earlier this month, agents from the bureau at the Federal Communications Commission warned

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Special Translator Window Open – Now

As announced in October 2015 in the AM Order the commission had opened a special filing window for FM translators for use with AM radio stations. This is a two part window, with the first part open now for the next six months – ending July 28, 2016. The second window will be for three months opening July 29th and closing October 31st, 2016.

FCC Finalizes Regs For LPTV Conversion

The FCC has released their final rule laying out regulations for low-power television stations switching from analog to digital transmission as well as adopting rules which will accommodate industry changes resulting from the upcoming broadcast incentive auction.

Nexus Broadcast is accepting a limited amount of clients.

If you need assistance with FCC upgrades, modifications, potential fines or other consulting, we may be able to help you. Use the contact form on this website to inquire.

What’s Up With LPFM Radio These Days?

With so many delays of this window – starting back from 2010 – many would-be applicants are a bit shell shocked and in a bit of disbelief that this really is happening in October, after thirteen years and three years of recent delays. Trust me – this window is happening and will likely be the very last LPFM filing window. Now is not the time for procrastination for an LPFM applicant. Several steps need to be taken in preparation for the window. Non-profit formation can sometimes take up to two months, and locating a workable tower site and securing reasonable assurance of availability, for instance. September and definitely not October is not the time to start thinking about getting started.

A Working Radio Retirement

The client told me his signal was good out to about 25 miles in one direction, but not very good in a different direction that he wanted to cover. I explained this was a very good signal for a 1 kW directional FM at 100 feet HAAT. But he insisted he should have a better signal out in this other direction, which happened to be the null of the directional system. I told him about the illegalities of removing the parasitic elements, which might resolve the signal problems in the null. He insisted this was the way he wanted to go and suggested that we put up fiberglass rods in place of the metal parasitics. I advised him that this would likely be obvious from the ground, so he suggested painting them. I then explained to him, once again, of the illegal nature of these modifications and their consequences.

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Alien Existence – New Evidence

Alien Existence – New Evidence

Tonight on Southern Talk in the Midnight.  Join Host Dave Fluee from somewhere in the great Southeast as he digs for newly discovered evidence of Alien and UFO existence. This Guest has new information to release tonight.  For their safety we cannot release the name of our guest until the program begins.  Join Dave tonight On The Air | 10PM – Saturday Nights PST – 12AM CST.  You can listen worldwide online or via a local or shortwave affiliate.  Whichever device you choose, be sure not to miss this program tonight!  There will be no replays available.  You have been warned.  Listen...

Man Falls 18,000 Feet From Burning Plane – Survives

Man Falls 18,000 Feet From Burning Plane – Survives

On the evening of March 24th, 1944, 21 year old Alkemade was one of seven crew members in Avro Lancaster B Mk. II, DS664 of No. 115 Squadron RAF.  RAF gunner Sergeant Nicholas Alkemade was sitting in the tail-end of a Lancaster bomber when a German fighter plane opened fire. They were returning from a 300 bomber raid on Berlin, east of Schmallenberg when DS664 was attacked by a German Ju 88 night fighter.  It caught fire and began to spiral out of control. His parachute had gone up in flames! Preferring to die by impact rather than burn to...

Mesmerizing Clouds Spotted in Kentucky Skies

Mesmerizing Clouds Spotted in Kentucky Skies

Asperitas clouds over Harrodsburg, Kentucky,  Tuesday, March 28, 2017.   These clouds may look like they have been generated by a computer, however on an overcast day in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, a resident took these pictures to prove that they are all too real. Melissa Hire shared the above photo on The Weather Channel’s Facebook page after these clouds moved over her hometown in central Kentucky. As unique as they are, the clouds are technically known as asperitas clouds. They are among the newest clouds now classified by the World Meteorological Organization.   These formations were formerly known as undulatus asperatus.  Asperitas clouds form when widespread cloud...