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LPFM Watch: Snuggle Buddy, UTD Dallas, and a Tribal Nation to Launch New Radio Stations + More News

This week was a little bit busier for low power FM (LPFM) hopefuls. Twenty one groups were granted permits this week and 17 applications were dismissed, bringing the grand total of granted applications to 1,785 from the fall 2013 application window. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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LPFM News: FL Pirate Denied LPFM; Upcoming Events

It was a slow week in LPFM approvals, with just five construction permits issued. There’s one time-sharing arrangement in the bunch, with two Catholic-associated organizations broadcasting on 106.5 FM in Raleigh, NC. The Corporation for Educational Advancement will be on from 2 PM to 2 AM seven days a week, while the Columbus Club of […]

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LPFM Watch: 22 More Groups Granted Construction Permits for New Radio Stations

This week, 22 more groups were granted construction permits for new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations. This brings the grand total of granted construction permits from the fall 2013 application window to 1,759. Among the new grantees this week, 12 of the organizations are churches or religious groups and 10 are other non-profits. In […]

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LPFM Watch: UCentral Student Radio to Go LPFM, WQAZ-LP’s Underwriting Violations, and More LPFM News

We are now up to 1,737 granted construction permits for new low power FM (LPFM) stations, as a result of the fall 2013 application window. In addition to some new construction permits this week, there was also some FCC enforcement action at an existing LPFM and an existing FM is facing an uncertain future after […]

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LPFM News: Group of 13 Apps from OR dismissed, Name Fight in Woodstock

Sixteen groups joined the ranks of those with low-power FM construction permits in the last week, bringing the grand total up to 1730 new stations going on the air. There were twenty-two applications dismissed in the same period. Fourteen of those dismissals come from groups in rural Oregon and the city of Bend that all […]

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LPFM News: Radio One in Fight Over WOOK-LP in DC

The Presidents’ Day holiday and another snow storm on the East Coast slowed down low-power FM approvals significantly this last week. In fact, only one LPFM construction permit was issued, to Church in Jackson, Inc. in Jackson, MS. The other LPFM news this week is not so happy. The Washingtonian reports that the urban-oriented broadcaster […]

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LPFM Watch: Seattle LPFMs Celebrate World Radio Day, Rice University Granted LPFM and More News

Tomorrow is World Radio Day and in honor of that, the Seattle Public Library is hosting a celebratory event and live broadcast in honor of the groups that have new low power FM (LPFM) construction permits in the Seattle area (see a recent feature in CityArts to learn about many of them). Produced by Brown […]

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LPFM Watch: New Radio Stations for Georgia Radio Hall of Fame, University of Oklahoma, Northside High and 11 Religious Groups

This week, a wide range of groups were granted construction permits for new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations, including 11 church-related organizations. Additionally, a high school that has had its permit for a year, just launched a streaming radio station in anticipation of building its LPFM, while another school district is working on plans […]

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LPFM News: First New LPFMs Approved from Final MX Group

The FCC’s Media Bureau has been busy since our last update, granting fifty-six new construction permits for low-power FM stations. That’s the biggest one-week total in a year! The deluge is mostly due to the Commission beginning to pick winners in groups competing for frequencies in the third MX window states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, […]

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LPFM Watch: Numerous Time Shares Awarded, College Radio LPFM to move to full power, and More News

In the world of low power FM (LPFM) this week, news centers around some current and former college radio groups, a few license cancellations, and a number of construction permits granted for stations that will operate with time-share arrangements. The total number of construction permits granted from the 2013 window is now 1,622. Be Sociable, […]

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