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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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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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