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LPFM News: First New LPFMs Approved from Final MX Group

The FCC’s Media Bureau has been busy since our last update, granting fifty-six new construction permits for low-power FM stations. That’s the biggest one-week total in a year! The deluge is mostly due to the Commission beginning to pick winners in groups competing for frequencies in the third MX window states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, […]

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The most grateful Deadhead: an interview with David Gans

This weekend and through February David Gans will celebrate two milestones: his 29th Grateful Dead marathon on listener supported KPFA-FM in Berkeley and his 30th year of radio broadcasting. A musician and writer, Gans deejayed his first Deadhead Hour on KFOG-FM in San Francisco on February 18, 1985. He has hosted the weekly show Dead to the […]

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Visiting University of Washington, Bothell’s College Radio Station – and soon to be LPFM – UWave

During my trip to Seattle in October, 2014 for the College Broadcasters Inc. conference, the third station that I visited was UWave at University of Washington, Bothell. Currently an online-only station, UWave is also the holder of a construction permit to build a new low power FM college radio station. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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College Radio Watch: LPFM for WRVU supporters, Mountaineer Radio to go FM, and WRAS Battle Continues

It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since the shutdown of college radio station KUSF 90.3 FM at University of San Francisco. As I prepared for my visit to see KUSF-in-Exile (aka San Francisco Community Radio) on Sunday, I spent some time looking through our coverage of the whole KUSF saga. It’s been […]

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LPFM Watch: Numerous Time Shares Awarded, College Radio LPFM to move to full power, and More News

In the world of low power FM (LPFM) this week, news centers around some current and former college radio groups, a few license cancellations, and a number of construction permits granted for stations that will operate with time-share arrangements. The total number of construction permits granted from the 2013 window is now 1,622. Be Sociable, […]

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WXNA Nashville

WRVU of Nashville reborn as WXNA-LP

The organization that fought Vanderbilt University’s sale of WRVU-FM has good news. WRVU Friends and Family says it is moving as fast as the non-profit can to get its newly won 100 watt Low Power FM radio station running: WXNA-LP of Nashville, Tennessee. The plan is to place a transmitter around Germantown, a bit to […]

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KUSF in Exile/SF Community Radio

Visiting KUSF-in-Exile aka San Francisco Community Radio Four Years after the KUSF Shutdown

In honor of Sunday’s 4-year anniversary of the shutdown of University of San Francisco’s college radio station KUSF’s 90.3 FM signal, it seemed like the perfect occasion to visit KUSF-in-Exile/San Francisco Community Radio (SFCR). Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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college radio station Rainy Dawg Radio

College Radio Watch: LPFM Launches, Student Radio History in the U.S. and New Zealand, and More College Radio News

Welcome to 2015! Hopefully you caught my recap of the year in college radio last week and my field trip reports about my visit to University of Washington’s college radio station Rainy Dawg Radio and former student radio station KEXP this week. I also reported on a student-run radio station WDJM’s deal with the FCC […]

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LPFM News: Established Community Media Groups Get LPFMs

The total number of low-power FM construction permits issued hit 1,598, twenty-six of them issued in the last week. There are more stations in big urban metro areas this batch, including ones in Las Vegas, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Kansas City, San Diego and Chicago. There also are a number of established community media groups that are […]

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The Latest FCC Call Sign Changes Herald the Return of WRVU (LP) and the End of WIP

As I perused the list of the most recent call sign changes issued by the FCC, I found some interesting tidbits. The call sign for the former Vanderbilt University FM radio station, WRVU, is making a terrestrial radio comeback of sorts (WRVU.org is still used by an online station at Vanderbilt, but the now sold […]

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