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Hello KMEC, Low Power FM for Mendocino!

We were having a little family vacation up in Ukiah this week and ran into KMEC-FM, Low Power FM service for Mendocino county. I’m never going to match the radio station visitation record of Jennifer Waits, but I thought I’d take a few photos and post them here. KMEC is part of the Mendocino Environmental Center. The […]

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India Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

India clears 115 community radio stations for operation

India’s broadcast regulator, which keeps close tabs on its community radio stations, has given permission to 115 of them to continue operating. They received notice of a list of  Grant of Permission Agreements (GOPAs) on August 29. These allow the mentioned organizations to continue running through their license period or up to December 31 or this year, whichever date […]

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Cascade Radio network

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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