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LPFM News: Dismissals due to Lack of Non-Profit Status, Plus New Arts and HS Stations

In LPFM news this week, most of the action is happening behind the scenes, with groups working to amend applications and work on potential settlement agreements. As Paul mentioned last week, REC Networks is monitoring the progress of various MX groups in the West. Only a few applications have been granted in the past few […]

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LPFM News: North Columbus Community Radio Application Dismissed after its “President” Denies Involvement with Group

On Monday, the application for a new LPFM license for North Columbus Community Radio in Columbus, Ohio was dismissed by the FCC. Several Informal Objections and Petitions to Deny (by REC Networks, Prometheus Radio Project, Common Frequency, and Percy Squire) were submitted in reference to this application. The application was dismissed by the request of […]

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LPFM Watch: Awaiting Word on Public Notice for Competing LPFM Groups in the West

Earlier this week, REC Networks reported that the FCC will soon release a Public Notice regarding LPFM applicants in the western United States. This notice will apply to those applicants who are still in competition with others for the same frequency in mutually exclusive (MX) groups. According to REC Networks, …the upcoming Public Notice… will […]

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LPFM News: FCC Reports on Low-Power FM Progress

Last Friday the Media Bureau gave a presentation on its progress with LPFM to the full Commission during the FCC’s June open meeting. The Bureau reported some interesting facts about this licensing window. For instance, the most applications were filed in Texas (303), California (285), Florida (276) and Oregon (91). The first 3 states aren’t […]

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LPFM News: New College LPFMs Find Interference on Campus

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it was another slow week in LPFM news, with just 6 low-power FM construction permits granted. As Jennifer reported last week, the MX groups of applicants competing for frequencies will start being processed soon, beginning with 260 applicants in states west of the Mississippi River, excluding […]

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LPFM Watch: MX Groups in West to Be Processed Soon, 3 More Granted LPFMS, Growing Gardens Turns Back Permit

Although it was another slow week for LPFM application grants, we are hearing details about how the FCC may handle the large number of pending applicants facing competition from other groups. These so-called mutually exclusive, or MX, applicants are waiting to hear the status of their applications. According to Michi Eyre of REC Networks, the […]

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LPFM News: Low-Power FM on the Next FCC Meeting Agenda

In perhaps the slowest week in LPFM news so far this year, only two additional applications were approved. They went to the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, in Tulsa, and the Fayette Community Service Organization in Fayette, Mississippi. This doesn’t mean that low-power FM isn’t still on the front burner. The FCC’s five commissioners–along with […]

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LPFM News: More than 1200 New LPFMs, FCC Dismisses 14 Guel Applications

This week the number of newly granted LPFM applications surpassed 1200. The new batch of future radio stations includes several Catholic organizations in Indiana and Nebraska, a school district in Texas, Indiana University, an arts group in Maryland, and community groups in Texas and Detroit. There were also quite a few dismissals this week, including […]

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