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LPFM News: Will Stations Keep Their Localism Pledges?

We’re glad to add nine more low-power FM construction permits to the tally since last week’s report. This group includes Northern Arizona University, which Jennifer covered in her College Radio Watch, a public library and a few interesting community groups. I’m really not sure how many public libraries in the US have their own radio […]

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Low-Power FM News: 18 More Stations Include Colleges, Cultural Groups

The tally of new low-power FM construction permits climbed by another eighteen to 1422 this week. Here are some interesting stations in the group: Colleges and Universities: The University of Virginia in Charlottesville will launch student-run WTJX as sister to full-power WTJU. WTJX is already broadcasting as an online station. The Marshall University Graduate College […]

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LPFM Watch: More than 40 New Grants to Birthchoice, Art x FM, Poor Magazine, Providence Academy and Others

It was a big week for LPFM grants, with the total number of issued construction permits for the 2013 filing window passing 1400. More than 40 permits were granted in the past week to a wide range of non-profits, including cultural groups, public access television stations, religious groups, schools, arts-oriented non-profits, as well as to […]

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LPFM News: More Urban Stations, MX Fight in Philly

The count of new LPFMs inched forward this week with ten more, bringing the total to 1350. Several of these are in major metroplexes, including Sacramento, Denver, Los Angeles and Seattle. The Open Media Foundation received the construction permit in Denver. That group is a media and technology nonprofit that helps socially conscious organizations use […]

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LPFM Watch: No Ads on LPFM HD, San Francisco Grants, and More LPFM News

As of yesterday, the FCC has granted 1341 new low power FM (LPFM) applications from the fall 2013 filing window. As the process continues, new questions have cropped up, including queries about HD on LPFM. After some sleuthing with the FCC, Radio World reported this week that LPFM stations are not authorized to sell advertising […]

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LPFM Watch: Hollow Earth Radio Granted in Seattle, Pasadena May Get Punk Rock LPFM + Details about New San Francisco Station

In Southern California, there was some interesting LPFM news this week. Light Bringer Project (Altadena, CA), Newtown Pasadena Foundation (Altadena, CA), Side Street Projects (Pasadena, CA) and Razorcake/Gorsky Press (Pasadena, CA) filed a “joint request for approval of settlement” with the FCC, asking for the FCC to grant the Razorcake application for 92.7 FM and […]

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LPFM Watch: 18 Construction Permits issued to Churches, College Radio Stations, and Groups Devoted to Peace and Bikes

There’s been a bit more LPFM activity in the past week, as the FCC continues to work its way through the applications. 18 more construction permits were issued this week and applicants in competitive groups (MX groups) have been filing amendments to their applications in the hopes of having construction permits issued. You can follow […]

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LPFM News: Petitions for Reconsideration; HD on LPFM?

There are just two new construction permits since last week’s LPFM Watch. Both are religious stations, in Adelanto, CA and Yuma, AZ. The holiday weekend probably slowed things down, but we’re also getting close to the next batch of MX groups of applicants competing for frequencies to be opened for resolution by the FCC. Recall […]

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LPFM News: 11 More Construction Permits, 7 Dismissals, and a Couple Radio Stations Launch

Following last week’s bumper crop of new LPFM grants, this week a number of applicants also got good news from the FCC, bringing the grand total of granted applications to 1292. Additionally, some stations that have held their construction permits for awhile are starting to get off the ground, with a few launching their first […]

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