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REC’s Informal Objection Led to LPFM LOI

Bradley says applications in question could impact others

We reported recently that REC Networks, on behalf of itself and other LPFM advocacy groups, had protested to the FCC about 245 applications filed by Antonio Cesar Guel and the Hispanic Christian Community Network, saying the large number of applications, and their similarities, raised red flags because they made it appear as if a large organization was behind the effort, rather than individual nonprofits, following the spirit of the intent of LPFM.

Guel’s attorney refuted the objections.

The FCC sent a Letter of Inquiry to Guel, asking several questions about his applications for 14 low-power FM stations, specifically trying to determine what group would actually run each station. He has 30 days to reply, we’ve reported. Not replying could result in potential dismissal of those applications.

REC Networks Principal Michi Bradley reiterates on her Website that she filed the informal objection to protect the “integrity” of the LPFM application process and hopes the commission will quickly act on applications because “they will impact the standing of the other pending applications.”