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Inaugural Cascade Radio Network Summit Happens Sept. 17

Taking root from the Cascade Media Convergences held in Portland, OR in 2014 and 2015, the inaugural Cascade Radio Network Summit is happening Saturday, September 17 in Tacoma, WA. The summit will bring together audio and radio producers to exchange ideas, network and support community radio and podcasting endeavors throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Cascade […]

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LPFM Watch

LPFM Watch: FCC Approves San Francisco Community Radio and San Francisco Public Press Time-Share and More News

The FCC has been busy processing more low power FM (LPFM) applications in the last month and just this week issued construction permits to San Francisco Community Radio (SFCR) and San Francisco Public Press for new stations on 102.5 FM in San Francisco. Last month the FCC asked the two groups to come up with […]

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madibeng

South Africa community radio station forced to cancel discussion about mining deal

It looks like the staff of South Africa community radio station Madibeng FM 105.3 thought an on air dialogue with activists critical about a cash-for-mining-access deal would go smoothly. Unfortunately they were wrong. On Thursday beneficiaries of the controversial arrangement with the Lonmin platinum metals consortium surrounded the building and forced management to shut the program […]

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Sign for LPFM KOMF-LP at Denver Open Media. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Visit #107 – New LPFM Radio Station KOMF-LP in Denver

My second radio station visit in Denver was to Open Media Foundation (OMF)’s new low power FM (LPFM) radio station KOMF-LP. On the afternoon of Thursday, July 7th, I met up with Chief Engineer Dave Dieter and Steering Committee Member Greg Barman to learn more about the station. (more…) Discuss this topic in our forums.

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Platform B

Platform B! UK licenses “pirate” community radio station for Brighton youth

The United Kingdom’s broadcast regulator (Ofcom) has authorized six more community radio licenses, all in southeast England. The radio project that will serve the Brighton area seems especially interesting. It calls itself Platform B. I quote from the group’s Facebook page: “Working like a pirate station, Platform B will challenge the formal infrastructure of traditional radio – […]

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CHIRP tote bag at soon-to-be LPFM community radio station CHIRP radio. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Field Trip #105 – CHIRP Radio in Chicago

On a trip to Chicago this spring, I was excited to finally visit CHIRP Radio. The online community radio station was established by the Chicago Independent Radio Project (thus, the moniker CHIRP) and is now the holder of a construction permit for new low power FM (LPFM) radio station WCXP-LP at 107.1 FM in Chicago. […]

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