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LPFM News: Dismissals due to Lack of Non-Profit Status, Plus New Arts and HS Stations

In LPFM news this week, most of the action is happening behind the scenes, with groups working to amend applications and work on potential settlement agreements. As Paul mentioned last week, REC Networks is monitoring the progress of various MX groups in the West. Only a few applications have been granted in the past few […]

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Radio Survivor Visits Gramophoney Baloney Show at KPOO-FM in San Francisco

On Monday, fellow Radio Survivor Matthew Lasar and I were guests on the Gramophoney Baloney radio show at community radio station KPOO-FM in San Francisco. Matthew has written numerous times about his love for this radio show and he’s even followed its host DJ Schmormac from station to station. Although I didn’t know too much […]

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College Radio Watch: Protests over Future of WRAS Continue, With WABE Critiquing the Deal as Well

As I composed this post, supporters of student radio programming on WRAS-FM were assembling at a protest at Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) headquarters in Atlanta. The peaceful protest by SaveWRAS supporters is part of a larger effort to spread the word about changes at the Georgia State University radio station in order to either stop […]

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FCC Reports that the Number of Radio Stations in the U.S. Increased last Quarter

The FCC released its quarterly list of the total number of broadcast stations this week and once again the number of radio stations increased from the prior quarter. As of June 30, there were 15,425 licensed full power radio stations in the United States. The only categories that were on the decline were AM stations […]

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LPFM News: North Columbus Community Radio Application Dismissed after its “President” Denies Involvement with Group

On Monday, the application for a new LPFM license for North Columbus Community Radio in Columbus, Ohio was dismissed by the FCC. Several Informal Objections and Petitions to Deny (by REC Networks, Prometheus Radio Project, Common Frequency, and Percy Squire) were submitted in reference to this application. The application was dismissed by the request of […]

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LPFM Watch: Awaiting Word on Public Notice for Competing LPFM Groups in the West

Earlier this week, REC Networks reported that the FCC will soon release a Public Notice regarding LPFM applicants in the western United States. This notice will apply to those applicants who are still in competition with others for the same frequency in mutually exclusive (MX) groups. According to REC Networks, …the upcoming Public Notice… will […]

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More Churn at Pacifica Radio

Unfortunately, just because the occupation of Pacifica Radio’s national office in Berkeley is over doesn’t mean that there aren’t troubles elsewhere in the network. Pacifica’s WBAI-FM in New York City is facing “imminent eviction” of its transmitter from the Empire State Building. That’s according to a recently surfaced report to the Pacifica National Board from […]

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