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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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WRVU of Nashville reborn as WXNA-LP

The organization that fought Vanderbilt University’s sale of WRVU-FM has good news. WRVU Friends and Family says it is moving as fast as the non-profit can to get its newly won 100 watt Low Power FM radio station running: WXNA-LP of Nashville, Tennessee. The plan is to place a transmitter around Germantown, a bit to […]

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LPFM News: Established Community Media Groups Get LPFMs

The total number of low-power FM construction permits issued hit 1,598, twenty-six of them issued in the last week. There are more stations in big urban metro areas this batch, including ones in Las Vegas, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Kansas City, San Diego and Chicago. There also are a number of established community media groups that are […]

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LPFM News: A Good Start to 2015

FCC’s Media Bureau got right to work after the New Year’s holiday, granting seventeen more low-power FM construction permits. Eight of these are in the large urban markets of Portland, OR, Tucson, AZ, Saint Paul, MN and Providence, RI. Some of the interesting groups include the Xerocraft hackerspace which was approved for 100.1 FM and […]

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