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LPFM News: Involuntary Time Shares & Call Letter Contest in WI

Sixteen new low-power FM construction permits were issued in the last week to an eclectic set of groups, bringing the total to 1545. Amongst the groups approved are the Tulip Tribes of Washington for 102.1 FM in Tulalip, WA and the International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis, MO. There are two voluntary time-shares in major […]

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Belfast’s Blast 106 proposes more music, more variety for students

The United Kingdom’s broadcast regulator Ofcom has opened a consultation for community radio station Blast 106 of Belfast, which wants to change some of its “key commitments.” These boil down to the signal’s basic audience objectives and character. The volunteer run music oriented operation is presently tasked to serve “the student and youth community” of […]

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College Radio Watch: Recapping the CBI Conference, New LPFM in Mississippi, and KUCR’s Radio History

In late October I had an amazing time at the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) conference in Seattle. In addition to attending lots of informative sessions about student broadcasting, I was also on a few panels devoted to college radio history and to the diversity of college radio. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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LPFM Watch: New Community Radio Stations Coming to Chicago, Toledo, Philadelphia, and More

As I compose this post, it’s “stormageddon” in the San Francisco Bay Area. On stormy days like this, I’m incredibly grateful for hyper-local media like low power FM radio stations. We’ve been glued to local TV news to see the trajectory of wind and rain today and I’ve also never heard so many Emergency Alert […]

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Vancouver Radio Project launches website and stream

We just received the first dispatch from the Vancouver Radio Project, serving the region of Vancouver, Washington. VRP’s new website is up, along with various playlists curated by the station’s founders (hit the play button at the bottom of the website page to listen). The plan is to launch a commercial free, locally based FM service some […]

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Endeavor Radio at a 2012 Sibsey Village fete.

Lincolnshire, UK gets festival oriented community radio station

Ofcom has been busy of late, giving permanent community radio licenses to three United Kingdom media operations. One goes to Endeavor Radio of the Boston/Lincolnshire area. Endeavor started out with a temporary license in 2006 (its name was Stump Radio back in those days). Then it toggled between Internet broadcasting alone and Internet/FM service, covering […]

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Radio Poetry and the Archiving of Acoustic Space

Lisa Hollenbach is a literary scholar interested in poetry broadcasts from the 1950s to the 1970s. In her recent post for Antenna Blog‘s Radio Preservation Task Force series  she describes her work as dealing with “several neglected cultural fronts at once, examining forms long declared dead” including poetry, radio, spoken word recording, and the Pacifica […]

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XRAY.fm Sheds Light on the Business of Music

Last fall I wrote “an immodest proposal” that independent and community stations should work more closely with independent musicians. With that in mind I was pleased to listen to the first episode of a new series from XRAY.fm in Portland, called “The Future of What?” focusing on the business of music. The show is hosted […]

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College Radio Watch: KURE Must Move, KWCW GM Shares Advice When Facing FCC Violations and WESU Film Honors 75th Anniversary

I continue to be impressed by the number of colleges and universities who applied for new LPFM radio licenses in the fall 2013 window. As I wrote in LPFM Watch yesterday, in the past few weeks a handful of college radio stations were granted construction permits for new LPFMs. By my count, this brings the […]

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