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Carl Wolfson to sign off from XRAY-FM on Monday

XRAY-FM of Portland reports that morning show host Carl Wolfson will say goodbye on Monday, February 15, during the course of his 7-9 am program. We’ve written about Wolfson’s impending exit, he citing listeners angry about his comments critical of presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders. In an email blast XRAY adds: “to our members and friends: Yes, […]

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LPFM Watch: How Internet Radio Royalty Rates Affect Low-Power Stations

Five new low-power FM stations have been granted their full licenses in the last week: KQRZ-LP, Oregon Amateur Radio Club (Hillsboro, OR) WTPB-LP, Third Presbyterian Church of Rockford (Rockford, IL) WEMV-LP, Elijah Message Ministry (Vandalia, IL) KMYB-LP, Killeen Independent School District (Killeen, TX) WBNH-LP, Town of Bedford, NH LPFMs Mostly Unaffected by New Performance Royalty […]

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“Jungala” community radio station unites refugees in Calais, France

They call the camp “The Jungle.” It is a refugee zone on the northern edge of Calais, France. Around 6,000 migrants have streamed into the center of late. As this rough map of the area (below right) indicates, many are coming from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and various Kurdish regions. They also migrate in from countries in North […]

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Independent Internet Radio Still Imperiled

Internet radio expert Kurt Hanson declared January 31 to be Sunday Bloody Sunday for the medium. Most significantly, that was the day that Live365 turned off 5000-some internet radio streams it hosted for broadcasters large and small. The shutdown comes after several other internet stations announced their closure, and countless more quietly went away. The […]

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College Radio Watch: North Carolina Stations Rally to Help Venue, WGSU Covers Campus Tragedy & CIUT Embraces Podcasting

I hope you caught the plethora of college radio coverage on Radio Survivor this week. I shared my final radio station field trip report from 2015, which recounts my visit to University of San Francisco’s college radio station It’s been 5 years since KUSF lost its FM signal and it was reassuring to see […]

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LPFM Watch: Construction Permits Issued to Three Religious Groups & More News

Over the past few weeks, the FCC has granted construction permits to three new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations. Those new stations include Freedom Christian Fellowship in Madras, Oregon, Iglesia Cristiana Amor Y Restauracion in Houston, Texas, and Mount Zion Church in Bemidji, Minnesota. Additionally, a number of stations are set to launch in […]

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Visiting at University of San Francisco

I’ve visited college radio station KUSF at University of San Francisco (USF) many times over the years and have watched it morph from being a terrestrial college/community station at 90.3 FM to its present incarnation as a student-oriented online-only station. It was seven years ago when I first visited KUSF. At the time, it occupied […]

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