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LPFM News: Will Stations Keep Their Localism Pledges?

We’re glad to add nine more low-power FM construction permits to the tally since last week’s report. This group includes Northern Arizona University, which Jennifer covered in her College Radio Watch, a public library and a few interesting community groups. I’m really not sure how many public libraries in the US have their own radio […]

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Podcast Survivor: Community Radio Must Podcast

First off, if you didn’t catch the big news that streaming music platform Deezer is acquiring Stitcher be sure to read my take on what it means for podcasting. I should also note that former WFMU host Tom Scharpling has announced that he is bringing back The Best Show “sometime in November.” This coincides with […]

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Sex and Broadcasting: A Documentary About WFMU

WFMU doc will screen soon in New York, then San Francisco

Some tickets are still available for Sex and Broadcasting: A Film About WFMU (our review here). The documentary will premiere at the Doc NYC festival on November 15 and 17. Director Tim K. Smith will appear at both showings at the IFC Film Center in Manhattan. There’s also a San Francisco showing scheduled for February. Full details […]

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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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