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Botswana debates whether community radio encourages “tribalism”

An advisory group to the Parliament of Botswana has unanimously endorsed the establishment of community radio stations in that southern African country to “mitigate communication breakdown between Dikgosi and their communities.” Dikgosi is the plural for Kgosi, a Setswana word for tribal chief. The problem, as the advisory board Ntlo ya Dikgosi sees it, is that […]

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high school radio station KSFH's former studio

FCC Approves St. Francis High School Radio Station’s Assignment to Mountain View Public Broadcasting – Is this the End of 87.9 FM?

In late 2014, St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California submitted paperwork to sell its KSFH-FM license to Mountain View Public Broadcasting. The assignment of the 87.9 FM non-commercial class D high school radio license (a rarity, as there are only a few licensed radio stations on 87.9 FM) was just approved by the […]

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The Ground

Beacon, New York gets Internet radio beacon

A distinctly avant garde sounding Internet radio station has launched along the Hudson Valley city of Beacon, New York. The Ground is run by Josh Kogan and Vicki Vergolina. The latter is currently the producer for the Both Sides Now radio program. The former hosts the podcast Undergrowth via the Radio Hive collective in New York […]

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Santa Cruz’s KUSP-FM now exploring three makeovers

After a lengthy discussion involving no less than ten different scenarios, it appears that KUSP-FM in Santa Cruz, California has whittled its proposed re-formatting down to three possibilities: a mixed news/information signal with the usual NPR content and volunteer music shows, a mostly music, volunteer-oriented station, or “a conventional public radio music station” a la KCRW […]

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college radio station 9th Floor Radio

College Radio Watch: WPRK Documentary, KCPR Drops Non-Student DJs, WWPV Donates License to Vermont Public Radio & More News

The big news on Radio Survivor this week is that we have launched the Radio Survivor Podcast (see Radio World’s interview with my colleague, Paul). As part of this project to add an audio component to our regular writing efforts, I will be preparing weekly commentary about the world of college radio. (more…)

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$1,200 Civil Penalty for College Radio Station WMEB for Public File Violations

University of Maine, Orono’s student-run college radio station WMEB-FM is being asked to pay a $1,200 penalty to the United States Treasury because of long-standing public file violations. According to a Consent Decree released today by the FCC, in the course of WMEB’s license renewal, it was reveled that “quarterly issues and programs lists were […]

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