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San Remo, Sulphur Springs, TX – Nasty Italian Restaurant – Obnoxious Staff

Be careful where you eat

I have been to the restaurant a few times over the years. It is the only Italian restaurant in the area. Their attitude has always been flippant and the food just ok. This past weekend 8/11/12 we took a friend to eat here. Again the borderline rude attitude prevailed. We all ordered salads. When the salad arrived I ate a few bites then noticed a long blonde hair in the salad. We sent all the salads back as we had lost our appetite for the salads at that point. A few minutes later the main dishes arrived. They were ok – but my chicken was not done thoroughly – but I ate around the poorly cooked area.

US Government Accountability Office recommends FCC reassess radiation limits for mobile phones

The topic of mobile phone radiation is once again on the burner in Washington D.C. Along with Representative Dennis Kucinich’s proposed legislation that would institute labeling requirements and extensive research into the health effects of RF exposure, the US Government Accountability Office has issued a recommendation that the FCC update its current exposure limits and reevaluate current testing methodologies. As is, the FCC’s radiation guidelines are based on research that was concluded in 1996, and while the US GAO concedes that this may lead to the adoption of higher SAR limits (in certain usage scenarios), the organization contends that it’s time to bring current research and international recommendations into consideration.

FCC Database Creates Headaches for TV Stations in Battlegrounds

An online database the FCC launched last week is designed to eliminate the need for people to obtain hard-copy files of advertising agreements from individual stations. Instead, the stations must scan the agreements into computers, convert them into PDF files and upload them to the database.

“There isn’t any question that it’s using up station resources in terms of time spent for some people who normally had full-time jobs doing something else,” said Lou Schottelkotte, director of sales at ABC affiliate WEWS in Cleveland.

In battlegrounds such as northeast Ohio, Schottelkotte said, there can be 10 to 12 political entities jockeying for air time simultaneously. One native of the Buckeye State, T.J. Basalla, a marketing specialist for a technology company, recently tweeted, “You can honestly go through an entire local newscast in Cleveland and see nothing but political ads.”

FCC pushes to replace textbooks with tablet computers in schools

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski and Education Secretary Arne Duncan hosted a discussion on Thursday with technology executives and education groups on the topic of replacing textbooks with tablet computers in schools.

LEAD Commission formed

Building on the National Education Technology Plan released by the US Department of Education in November 2010 and the National Broadband Plan released by the FCC in March 2010, experts from the areas of education and technology have formed the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission.

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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.