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LPFM Watch: Report on 250 Watt Proposal; Prometheus Barnraisings

A slow week here in August for low-power FM, with no new construction permits approved in the last week. There was no other LPFM action from the FCC, with no applications canceled or denied, either.

Here are some recent stories of note:

  • Radio World published a thorough overview of REC Networks’ proposal to the FCC to increase the maximum power of LPFM to 250 watts (the current limit is 100 watts).
  • In its most recent newsletter, Prometheus Radio Project reports having recently participated in three “barnraisings” to build and put two new LPFM community radio stations on the air, and rebuild one more. These stations are:
    • Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Ownes Valley, KOGI-LP – Big Pine, California
    • Ohm Radio 96.3 FM WOHM-LP – Charleston, South Carolina
    • Prometheus also helped to build a new studio for Sagal Radio in Clarkston, Georgia, which broadcasts online and on 1420 AM on weekends, after a fire destroyed their previous studio last year.
  • The Commons Online reports that WOOL-LP in Bellows Falls, VT is celebrating it first decade on the air this Saturday, August 15, with a block party. Congratulations to WOOL!


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