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FCC schedules first Low Power FM webinar for August 20

FCC Logo“Making #LPFM a reality in San Francisco is like trying to climb the pyramids of Giza all at the same time,” one of my favorite radio station makers tweeted about twenty hours ago. To the rescue (hopefully) comes the Federal Communications Commission, which has just announced two webinars on Low Power FM.

The first will be held on Tuesday August 20. Topics will include:

“an overview of the low power radio service; how to use the Commission’s LPFM Channel Finder; instructions on creating a CDBS account; and how to fill out the application (Form 318), among others. Details on the second webinar, to be held in early October, will be provided in a subsequent announcement.”

The webinar will stream at and will be archived at and The FCC application window for LPFM stations is coming soon: October 15 through October 29.

“Participants can submit questions by email during the webinars to or by Twitter using the hashtag, #LPFMquestions,” the FCC announcement adds. “As many questions as possible will be answered during the sessions.”

Another resource: the  FCC’s Low Power FM encyclopedia entry.

Radio Survivor will be running a Twitter chat on LPFM and college radio on August 22 at 10 AM PST.

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