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LPFM News: Flurry of New Grants will Satisfy Metalheads, Church Goers, and Environmentalists

After a pretty slow summer, this week we saw a marked difference in LPFM grants, with the FCC granting construction permits for 33 applicants so far, bringing the grand total to 1281 grants in this LPFM application window. As REC Networks has pointed out, many of the new grants are due to applicants amending applications […]

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LPFM News: More Guel Dismissals, LPFM Supplier Closes

Two new low-power FM construction permits were issued by the FCC this week, to stations in Santa Ana, CA and Ferndale, MI. There were also nine more dismissals of applications associated with Antonio Guel in Milwaukee, Denver, Houston, Des Moines, and Palm Springs. Like last week’s dismissals, these were all cancelled because the Commission was […]

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LPFM Watch: Eight More Guel Applications Dismissed, While Seven Non-Profits Are Granted New LPFMs

On Monday, the FCC dismissed 8 more LPFM applications that were affiliated with Hispanic Christian Community Network owner Antonio Cesal Guel. As we’ve noted, Guel helped to file at least 245 LPFM applications in fall 2013  and several groups have expressed a myriad of concerns about these applications. Monday’s 8 dismissals were due to lack […]

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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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