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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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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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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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LPFM radio station WERA-LP's legal ID posted in radio station studio. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Field Trip #104 – Radio Arlington Station WERA-LP

My next stop on my grand radio tour in the Washington, D.C. area was to low power FM (LPFM) community radio station Radio Arlington (WERA-LP) in Arlington, Virginia. A project of Arlington Independent Media (AIM), the station launched over 96.7 FM in December, 2015, just a few months prior to my visit on February 28, […]

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Radio to the People sign at LPFM hopeful San Francisco Community Radio. Photo: J. Waits

FCC Decision in San Francisco LPFM Group Means Probable SF Community Radio and SF Public Press Time-Share

On Friday, the FCC released a Memorandum Opinion and Order, which may bring a resolution to the lengthy and contentious competition for a new low power FM (LPFM) channel in San Francisco at 102.5 FM. This paves the way for a potential time-share between the two remaining applicants: San Francisco Community Radio and San Francisco […]

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