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Celebrating High School Radio Day

Happy High School Radio Day! Today marks the 6th Annual High School Radio Day and as I write this, 83 high school radio stations from 31 states plan to participate. I’m heartened that high school radio is going strong and hope that in 2017, I’ll be able to visit more high school radio stations. You […]

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show promo on a post-it at high school radio station KBCP. Photo: J. Waits

Happy High School Radio Day Today

Today is the 5th annual High School Radio Day. By last count, 78 high school radio stations from 30 states planned to celebrate the day devoted to the power of student-run radio, high school style. I’ve been lucky to visit a handful of high school radio stations and I’m always in awe of the opportunity […]

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LPFM Watch

LPFM Watch: 3 Applications Dismissed for Illegitimate Addresses

Three low-power FM applications associated with alleged serial-applicant Antonio Cesar Guel were dismissed by the FCC on Wednesday. In all three cases the Commission found that the applicant addresses provided to the FCC were not legitimate. In perhaps the most absurd case, the headquarters location listed for Beaumont Iglesias Cristo Viene turned out to be […]

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LPFM Watch

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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Entrance to high school radio station KBPS-AM. Photo: J. Waits

My Visit to the Oldest High School Radio Station in the U.S.: Portland’s KBPS

Radio Survivor readers are well aware of my passion for radio history and my appreciation for high school radio. For those reasons, it was a thrill to finally visit KBPS 1450 AM in Portland, Oregon a couple of months ago. Licensed to Portland Public Schools, the station is housed at Benson Polytechnic High School (thus […]

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LPFM Watch: Lexington Community Radio Launches, High School Station Must Move Up Dial and More LPFM News

Last week I wrote about the FCC’s decision regarding a group of low power FM (LPFM) applicants in Baltimore, Maryland and noted that two college radio groups will likely have their applications dismissed. Although not a college radio station, it turns out that one of the tentatively selected winners of a frequency in Baltimore has […]

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high school radio station KSFH's former studio

FCC Approves St. Francis High School Radio Station’s Assignment to Mountain View Public Broadcasting – Is this the End of 87.9 FM?

In late 2014, St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California submitted paperwork to sell its KSFH-FM license to Mountain View Public Broadcasting. The assignment of the 87.9 FM non-commercial class D high school radio license (a rarity, as there are only a few licensed radio stations on 87.9 FM) was just approved by the […]

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