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College Radio Watch: LPFM, LPFM, LPFM!

I’ve been thinking about LPFM and college radio a lot this week. Three more colleges and universities were granted construction permits for new LPFM stations. Paul wrote about plans for stations at the Marshall University Graduate College (South Charleston, WV) and at University of Virginia, Charlottesville in his LPFM feature yesterday. In addition to those […]

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Low-Power FM News: 18 More Stations Include Colleges, Cultural Groups

The tally of new low-power FM construction permits climbed by another eighteen to 1422 this week. Here are some interesting stations in the group: Colleges and Universities: The University of Virginia in Charlottesville will launch student-run WTJX as sister to full-power WTJU. WTJX is already broadcasting as an online station. The Marshall University Graduate College […]

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How community radio can adapt to digital disruption

This is part one of a series identifying ways community radio stations can adapt and ultimately embrace digital disruption as a tool to empower communities through media. A lot of the pushback I get from community radio stations – and yes, well-resourced NPR affiliates – is that there aren’t enough people to work on digital. […]

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Number of U.S. Radio Stations on the Rise, Especially LPFM, according to New FCC Count

The FCC released its quarterly list of the total number of licensed broadcast stations this week and once again the number of radio stations has increased since last quarter. As of September 30, there were 15,433 licensed full power radio stations in the United States. The only category that decreased was the number of AM […]

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College Radio Watch: Best College Radio Stations?, Hampden-Sydney College Turns Back FM License, New LPFMs and More News

Right now I’m making all of my final plans for next week’s College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) conference in Seattle (October 23-25). I’ll be speaking on two panels and am also in the midst of scheduling visits to a bunch of radio stations in the area for my radio station field trip series. This will be […]

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LPFM Watch: More than 40 New Grants to Birthchoice, Art x FM, Poor Magazine, Providence Academy and Others

It was a big week for LPFM grants, with the total number of issued construction permits for the 2013 filing window passing 1400. More than 40 permits were granted in the past week to a wide range of non-profits, including cultural groups, public access television stations, religious groups, schools, arts-oriented non-profits, as well as to […]

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College Radio Watch: CBI Settlement with SoundExchange, Baltimore LPFM News, and More

We reported on a bunch of college radio news throughout the week, including the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) settlement with SoundExchange over royalty rates and reporting requirements for college radio stations that webcast. After digging into the SoundExchange-CBI Joint Motion, I have a few more details to report on this agreement for 2016-2020. Be Sociable, […]

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LPFM News: More Urban Stations, MX Fight in Philly

The count of new LPFMs inched forward this week with ten more, bringing the total to 1350. Several of these are in major metroplexes, including Sacramento, Denver, Los Angeles and Seattle. The Open Media Foundation received the construction permit in Denver. That group is a media and technology nonprofit that helps socially conscious organizations use […]

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