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It’s time to make Haiti’s 40+ community radio stations legit

Reading the Miami Herald’s piece on Haiti’s 40 or so community radio stations, I kept wondering to myself, are they legal or not? The article says these signals are “difficult to locate” and have “no official listings and, under Haitian law, the stations do not exist.” So they’re not exactly pirate but they’re not really legitimate […]

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LPFM Watch

LPFM Watch: Another LPFM with Questionable HQ Dismissed

The past few weeks we’ve written about some low power FM (LPFM) application dismissals due to various discrepancies, most notably false addresses listed on the applications. The FCC is making its way through the remaining LPFM candidates from the 2013 application window and is sussing out some shenanigans that have happened along the way. This […]

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LPFM Watch

LPFM Watch: 3 Applications Dismissed for Illegitimate Addresses

Three low-power FM applications associated with alleged serial-applicant Antonio Cesar Guel were dismissed by the FCC on Wednesday. In all three cases the Commission found that the applicant addresses provided to the FCC were not legitimate. In perhaps the most absurd case, the headquarters location listed for Beaumont Iglesias Cristo Viene turned out to be […]

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South East India

Fishing village community radio station coming to southeast India

India’s bipolar relationship with community radio resurfaced this week with the inauguration of a new radio station for fishing folk and a potentially liberalized policy for government monitoring of content. First, the fishing story. The Times of India reports that an NGO will soon launch a local station for families who make their living catching fish in […]

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