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LPFM News: Low-Power FM on the Next FCC Meeting Agenda

In perhaps the slowest week in LPFM news so far this year, only two additional applications were approved. They went to the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, in Tulsa, and the Fayette Community Service Organization in Fayette, Mississippi.

This doesn’t mean that low-power FM isn’t still on the front burner. The FCC’s five commissioners–along with the rest of us–will hear a presentation with an update on low-power FM at the agency’s June open meeting, Friday, June 13. It’s probable we’ll learn more about the status of the hundreds of MX group applications that are competing for frequencies. This is particularly important for the nation’s largest 20 markets, which, despite the strong need and demand for stations, have not yet seen many new stations approved.

LPFM is on Chairman Tom Wheeler’s mind, too. He mentioned the service in his Memorial Day weekend blog post, wherein he wrote,

“The success of the Media Bureau in this area is one of the Commission’s recent success stories and has truly helped to bring new voices to the American public.”


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One Response to LPFM News: Low-Power FM on the Next FCC Meeting Agenda

  1. Joe Nendza May 29, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    I tried to apply of the Low Power FM license for my area (Truth or Consequences, NM) and was told we could qualify but I did not find a non-profit organization that was willing to be a part of a FM Radio Station. Do you know if they will be issuing any further licenses in the future?

    I would like to apply again if it is possible to get a station for the area.


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