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LPFM Watch: The Six Segments of LPFM + More Community Radio in Seattle

I just noticed a great piece on REC Networks, “The Six Segments of LPFM,” which outlines the wide array of groups that hold licenses for low power FM (LFPM) radio stations. As we’ve been following the growth of LPFM, particularly after the 2013 application window, I have been interested to learn more about stations in […]

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LPFM Watch: Big Competition in LA Still Unresolved; The 250 Watt Battle

No new construction permits for low-power FM stations were issued this week, as the FCC tackles the remaining 7% of applications left to be processed. Amongst those are several MX groups of applicants competing for a single frequency. Southern California is home to two of these groups, with the one in Los Angeles being particularly […]

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LPFM Watch: NAB Opposes REC’s 250 Watt LPFM Proposal, KMRD Launch, and More News

With not too many remaining pending low power FM (LPFM) applications, we are starting to see very few construction permit grants at this point. The only new construction permit granted this week was to St. Joseph’s, Sykesville, Roman Catholic Congregation, Inc. in Eldersburg, Maryland. (more…) Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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LPFM Watch: Emergency Permit for LPFM in Texas Flood Area, WJJA-LP Donates License, and More News

There continues to be a slow trickle of newly granted low power FM (LPFM) construction permits this month, with 5 more granted this week. Additionally, a few applications were dismissed, including Greater Broadcasting Network, Inc. (Duncanville, Texas) and Iglesia Pentecostes del Principe de Paz (Grand Prairie, Texas). Also, a LPFM that is still fundraising in […]

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LPFM Watch: Missoula Community Radio, Radio Bristol, and Lompac Station Prepare to Launch

This was probably the slowest week at the FCC in regards to low power FM (LPFM) actions since we began our weekly LPFM Watch column. No new LPFM construction permits were granted, leaving the grand total from the fall 2013 application window at 1,857. Two applications were dismissed: for Harbor Light Broadcasting (South Bend, Indiana) […]

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LPFM Watch: Foundation for a Beautiful Life and Caribbean Festival Association to go LPFM, plus more news

It’s been a slow week for LPFM news, with only a couple of new construction permits granted. One application was dismissed this week and, sadly, one existing license was canceled. However, there’s potentially exciting news for stations hoping to upgrade, as a proposal for a new 250 watt LPFM service is officially open for public […]

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LPFM News: FL Church Beats Pirate Radio Accusation to Win LPFM

The FCC’s Media Bureau continues to work on the remaining MX groups of applicants competing for a single frequency. Most of the nine construction permits for new low-power FM stations issued in the last week were from such groups. The total number of LPFM construction permits issued from the 2013 application window now stands at […]

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LPFM Watch: Reed College and Drury University to go LPFM and More LPFM News

This week ten more groups were granted construction permits for new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations. I’m thrilled to see two colleges and one school district in the mix, as not many schools have received grants in the past few months. By my count, 76 colleges/universities have now received new LPFM construction permits (out […]

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