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WTJU floats; ARTxFM boomboxes; Soma.fm weirds out; WDNA videos live jazz

Boatloads of events and performances are happening across community radio-land, especially during subscriber marathon season. Lots of stations are posting Facebook pix and videos of what’s going on. Here below, for example, is the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Band live on the air via South Florida jazz station WDNA during their latest subscriber drive:   Meanwhile WTJU recently […]

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College Radio Watch: College Radio as a “Defining” Experience, More Documentaries, KDVS’ Fundraiser Goodies, and More News

This week I ran across a fun, short documentary about two Southern California college radio stations, Pomona College’s KSPC and University of California, Riverside’s KUCR. Speaking of KUCR, the student who created the documentary also gives a first-person account of the impact of college radio on his life in the Highlander. Jake Rich writes, (more…)

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LPFM Watch: REC Proposes LPFM Power Increase to 250 watts + 9 More LPFM construction permits

This week we only saw nine more grants for new low power FM (LPFM) construction permits, but it doesn’t mean that it was all quiet on the LPFM front. REC Networks has filed a Petition for Rule Making with the FCC with the intention of helping “LPFM stations enhance their signal within their current three […]

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FM in Norway Isn’t Dead, Says Norwegian Local Radio Association

Reports of FM’s death in Norway are premature. That’s according to the Norwegian Local Radio Association (NLF – Norse Lokalradio Forbund in Norwegian) which sent us a press release saying that 200 local commercial and community radio stations outside the country’s four largest cities will continue broadcasting in analog. Waves were made in the international […]

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Digital Watch: 6 Seconds Puts Radio Search w/ Unlimited Song Skips on Your Mobile

The company behind RadioSearchEngine have ported some of its key features into a new mobile app, with a slightly different hook. Launched in 2013, RadioSearchEngine does what the name implies: it lets you search just about any streaming radio station for artists, songs or shows, and then plays it on demand. The free 6 Seconds […]

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Norway’s Digital Radio Transition Is an Outlier

See our most recent update to this story: FM in Norway Isn’t Dead, Says Norwegian Local Radio Association Last Thursday Norway’s Ministry of Culture announced the national transition from analog FM to digital DAB radio beginning on January 11, 2017. This move, akin to the digital television transition the US made in 2009, has been […]

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