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Podcast #68 – Report Back from the Grass Roots Radio Conference 2016

“Grass Roots Radio Conference has been a giant jump start in my learning process,” said Julia Rose of KPSQ lp in Fayetteville Arkansas. Radio Survivor’s Jennifer Waits attended the GRC and she reports back for us with her own observations as well as with the voices of the people she met there at this year’s host station, KUHS in Hot Springs Arkansas.

Also on this episode: Paul has news on Ireland’s last long wave station, which just got a stay of execution, stopping a planned 2017 shutdown.

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2 Responses to Podcast #68 – Report Back from the Grass Roots Radio Conference 2016

  1. Michi Bradley October 25, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    Prior to 252 running RTE Radio 1, it was a commercial venture called “Atlantic 252”. Atlantic 252 was operated by a partnership between RTE and the RTL/CLT Group that also owned Radio Luxembourg. Because of 252’s signal quality into some parts of the UK and the expansion of services on FM and eventually on DAB, 252 was pretty much not viable as a commercial service.

    All I can say on the speculation for a window is that, it is speculation. Earlier this year, I sent an open letter to the Commissioners saying that we need another filing window in 2020. I have heard speculation from other sources that may suggest 2023.

    For now, we need organizations that are interested in another LPFM window to go to and leave their information. The LCRA has a provision that new LPFM licenses will be given based on community need. We need to express community need. Before any LPFM window, we need to first get through the FM translator window that is coming up, supposedly for 2017.

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