Happy National Radio Day! It’s been exciting to see all of the radio love today, especially from folks affiliated with new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations. I’m particularly sad that I can’t be in Seattle today for its National Radio Day celebration. The city has been a hotbed of LPFM activity (see this great Seattle Times piece) and rumor has it that at least one attendee at the event today with be wearing a stylish radio tower fascinator in her hair.
Although there haven’t been many new construction permits granted for LPFM stations in the past few weeks, there was grant today, perhaps in honor of National Radio Day? Congratulations to Mt. Hood View Broadcasting, Inc. in The Dalles, Oregon, which will be broadcasting over 97.7 FM. According to its application, one of the group’s main objectives is “to provide religious instruction and moral teaching” and its “programming will include family development, child rearing and education, health information and religion.”
Also this week, Radio Survivor has had quite a bit of LPFM coverage. Hopefully you caught the new podcast episode, as we discuss both LPFM and National Radio Day. Matthew gave a great overview of Wisconsin’s LPFM “Broadcasting Craze” and in a post script post, he profiles WXRW in Milwaukee.
How are you celebrating National Radio Day?