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LPFM Watch: How Internet Radio Royalty Rates Affect Low-Power Stations

Five new low-power FM stations have been granted their full licenses in the last week: KQRZ-LP, Oregon Amateur Radio Club (Hillsboro, OR) WTPB-LP, Third Presbyterian Church of Rockford (Rockford, IL) WEMV-LP, Elijah Message Ministry (Vandalia, IL) KMYB-LP, Killeen Independent School District (Killeen, TX) WBNH-LP, Town of Bedford, NH LPFMs Mostly Unaffected by New Performance Royalty […]

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LPFM Watch: Construction Permits Issued to Three Religious Groups & More News

Over the past few weeks, the FCC has granted construction permits to three new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations. Those new stations include Freedom Christian Fellowship in Madras, Oregon, Iglesia Cristiana Amor Y Restauracion in Houston, Texas, and Mount Zion Church in Bemidji, Minnesota. Additionally, a number of stations are set to launch in […]

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LPFM Watch: More Stations Close to Getting on the Air, Including ARTxFM

This week, the FCC granted one construction permit for a new low power FM (LFPM) radio station and the lucky recipient is The Church in Lafayette, Inc. in Lafayette, Indiana. Competing applicant Great Lafayette Chinese Traditional Culture Association in West Lafayette, Indiana had its application dismissed. This is the first construction permit granted in 2016 […]

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LPFM Watch: FCC Uses ‘Rocket Docket’ to Resolve Contentious Philly MX

New low-power FM construction permits continue to trickle out. One new one was issued this week to Nueva Imagen Community Church in McAllen, Texas. ‘Rocket Docket’ Resolves Contentious Philly MX The FCC resolved a highly contentious fight between two time-share groups for one frequency in Philadelphia, using the so-called “rocket docket” process intended to speed […]

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LPFM Watch: A Real WKRP to Hit the Airwaves (but not in Cincinnati)

A holiday weekend made things even slower for LPFM, especially considering that the vast majority of applications have been processed. That means applicants are gathering resources, building stations and going on the air. One station that received some press this past week is WAYO-LP in Rochester, NY, which recently started broadcasting online and is crowd-funding […]

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LPFM Watch: New LPFM for Brownsville, Plus the Diversity of LPFM Radio in Chicago, Wisconsin, and Nebraska

Over the past few weeks, one construction permit was issued for a new low power FM (LPFM) radio station. Ministerio Cielos de Gloria in Brownsville, Texas was granted its permit after several groups (including REC Networks, Prometheus Radio Project and Common Frequency) withdrew their objections and petitions to deny. Initially, these groups protested the application, […]

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