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College Radio Watch: New LPFMs, Vastly Different Stations at Columbia, Radio’s Role in Music Business + More News

In this week’s Radio Survivor Bulletin (are you subscribed yet?), I wrote an extended piece about college radio in the 1970s. At the time, campus-only carrier current stations were HUGE and some large universities even had multiple stations serving different dorms. The music industry was taking notice of college radio and a 1971 Billboard article […]

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LPFM Watch: Snuggle Buddy, UTD Dallas, and a Tribal Nation to Launch New Radio Stations + More News

This week was a little bit busier for low power FM (LPFM) hopefuls. Twenty one groups were granted permits this week and 17 applications were dismissed, bringing the grand total of granted applications to 1,785 from the fall 2013 application window. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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College Radio Watch: Students at WRAS-FM File Appeal, Visit to WRVG-LP, and WKNC’s History Project

A big piece of college radio news this week was the announcement that students at WRAS-FM at Georgia State University (GSU) have filed an appeal with the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents, protesting the loss of daytime FM airtime for students over WRAS-FM and arguing that student funds were misappropriated. Last year, […]

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LPFM Watch

LPFM News: FL Pirate Denied LPFM; Upcoming Events

It was a slow week in LPFM approvals, with just five construction permits issued. There’s one time-sharing arrangement in the bunch, with two Catholic-associated organizations broadcasting on 106.5 FM in Raleigh, NC. The Corporation for Educational Advancement will be on from 2 PM to 2 AM seven days a week, while the Columbus Club of […]

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Touring Georgetown College Radio Station WRVG-LP

When I journeyed to Louisville, Kentucky last month, I visited a number of nearby radio stations, including Georgetown College’s radio station WRVG-LP. On the same road trip during which we toured WRFL in Lexington, my friend Sharon Scott (she’s the GM of radio station Art x FM) and I took a slight detour in order […]

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LPFM Watch: 22 More Groups Granted Construction Permits for New Radio Stations

This week, 22 more groups were granted construction permits for new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations. This brings the grand total of granted construction permits from the fall 2013 application window to 1,759. Among the new grantees this week, 12 of the organizations are churches or religious groups and 10 are other non-profits. In […]

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College Radio Watch: Touring WRFL, LPFM for UCentral Student Radio, Wofford College Launches Station and More News

As I mentioned last week, I began my college radio station tours of 2015 a few weeks ago in Kentucky. My first stop was to University of Kentucky’s station WRFL-FM and you can see my report here. Also, in yesterday’s LPFM Watch I talked about a new college radio LPFM, UCENTRAL Student Radio at University […]

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LPFM Watch: UCentral Student Radio to Go LPFM, WQAZ-LP’s Underwriting Violations, and More LPFM News

We are now up to 1,737 granted construction permits for new low power FM (LPFM) stations, as a result of the fall 2013 application window. In addition to some new construction permits this week, there was also some FCC enforcement action at an existing LPFM and an existing FM is facing an uncertain future after […]

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College Radio Survivor: Remembering Film “A Matter of Degrees” and More News

This week I finally got caught up on my radio station tour reports from 2013 and posted a piece about my visit to San Francisco Art Institute’s streaming radio station The Tower. Although it’s in a tiny space, the station presents an inspiring array of programming that’s often linked to the adventurous artistic endeavors of […]

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