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Peconic Public Broadcasting Asked to Forfeit $10K for Public File Violations

Public radio station WPPB-FM in Southampton, New York must forfeit $10,000 to the U.S. government due to public file violations. According to an order released by the FCC this week, the station, whose license is held by Peconic Public Broadcasting, neglected to maintain 13 of its quarterly issues and programs lists. After the FCC issued […]

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Webcast Royalty Rates Set for College, Community & Public Stations

The Copyright Royalty Board recently released two orders that affect community and college radio stations. The CRB sets the royalty rates that webcasters pay for the right to play recorded music. Royalties are paid to SoundExchange, a non-profit group that distributes payments to musicians and record labels. These payments only apply to online streaming broadcasts, […]

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Centenary College to sell public radio station WNTI

Centenary College Radio Station WNTI to be sold to University of Pennsylvania’s WXPN

Today it was announced that Centenary College plans to sell the license for its public radio station WNTI 91.9 FM to University of Pennsylvania for use as another outpost for programming from its Philadelphia-based public radio station WXPN-FM. The sale price is $1,250,000. Additionally, part of the contract specifies the equivalent of $500,000 in underwriting […]

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Centenary College Plans to Sell License for Public-Community Radio Station WNTI

Today Centenary College announced that it plans to sell the license for its community/public radio station WNTI-FM in Hackettstown, New Jersey to another, yet to be identified, public radio station. Up until this point WNTI has been an Adult Album Alternative-focused station airing a mix of local, community-produced programming, NPR news, and syndicated shows like […]

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Inside KUSP-FM of Santa Cruz’s Triple A music plan

For the last six months the community around struggling community/public radio station KUSP in Santa Cruz, California has been rethinking itself in terms of trees. Earlier this year the signal¬†posited a host of models, among them scenarios dubbed “fig” (news), “walnut” (BBC), and “maple” (NPR on the hour). But in the end, after shedding its […]

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Digital Watch: HD Radio Parent Is Acquired; NPR Podcasts Turn 10

Today iBiquity, the parent company behind HD Radio technology, was acquired by DTS, which is best known for creating multi-channel digital cinema sound systems. DTS is a public traded company, while the majority owners of privately held iBiquity are banks and private equity firms. The primary reason for the $172 million deal appears to be […]

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College Radio Watch: University of Houston to Sell Former KTRU Frequency + More News

Houston Public Media announced yesterday that it plans to sell off its KUHA 91.7 FM license (aka Classical 91.7) and will move its classical music programming to HD radio (via 88.7 FM HD2). Radio Survivor readers may recall that the license for 91.7 FM was previously held by Rice University and was the former home […]

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